The Ashes | Joe Root sets sight on India's example to up the ante at Gabba

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Dec 5, 8:07 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

India’s winning triumph on the Tour Down Under has certainly become an inspiration for the England team that will take on Australia in the Ashes series slated to begin on December 8, 2021, in Brisbane. 

England captain Joe Root credited India for playing exceptional cricket in Australia and setting an example. 

“Credit to India, they played exceptionally well throughout that whole series. And, in many ways, set a good example for any touring team to come here and play,” Root said as the Ashes series was launched at a ceremony at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Root had earlier talked about getting big scores to stay in front and further added that the Australian pitches might assist the batters too. 

"We can't hide away from the fact we need big scores," he says. "That's not putting pressure on our batters. We should relish that challenge,” he had said. 

"Australia can be a wonderful place to bat. It can get flat. You have to manage the bounce well and come through the odd barrage of short-pitched bowling, being wary of different kinds of dismissal,” he added. 

The English team last won an Ashes series back in 2011, the side which had the present fast bowling duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. 

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