England Vs Australia
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England ended their long wait for a major ICC trophy on this day in 2010 by beating Australia in the World T20 final.
Australia may have beaten England 4-0 in the Ashes series but captain Pat Cummins believes they need to test themselves in all conditions and against all countries.
"I honestly believe that I'm the best person to take this team forward, but if that decision is taken out of my hands, so be it. But I do have the appetite to carry on," said Root.
Australia's fast bowlers ran through the English batting line-up to claim a comprehensive 146-run win in the fifth and final Ashes Test at Hobart on Sunday, sealing a one-sided series 4-0.
"I wanted about three and a half runs an over. The wicket was still not playing too many tricks and I thought if they batted really well 350 was pretty achievable out there," Cummins told reporters.
Root praised his battered team's character to stave off Australia's victory push and hold on for a gritty draw in Sydney on Sunday as injured wicketkeeper Jos Buttler prepared to fly home.
Khawaja joined rarefied company with back-to-back centuries in the Sydney Test on Saturday, but said he doesn't expect it will be enough to keep his place in the Australia team for the final Ashes encounter.
Khawaja returned to haunt England Thursday with a stylish century four years after plundering another big Ashes hundred at the same ground as Australia took a firm grip of the fourth Test in Sydney.
Ashes 2021-22: James Anderson rejects talk of big overhaul in English cricket after series debacle, says futile to look too deep
England pace great said that there is enough talent to bounce back and it would be futile to "look too deep" into the recent annihilation in Australia.
Melbourne Test hero Boland held his place as Australia made only one change to their winning side for the fourth Ashes Test against England in Sydney which begins on Wednesday.
The seamer comes in for Ollie Robinson, who has been rested for a clash in which the tourists are playing for pride after three heavy defeats in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Ashes 2021-22: Under-pressure England coach Chris Silverwood to miss Sydney Test after virus case in family
Silverwood and his family have to isolate in Melbourne for 10 days while the rest of the team heads to Sydney for the clash starting on 5 January.
Former England bowler, who was part of the team that won the Ashes on home soil in 2005, said the "embarrassment" could prove to be a moment of reckoning for some in the England set-up.
England were nervously awaiting results of PCR tests after four COVID19 cases in the camp but veteran Jimmy Anderson said Monday they are keen to finish the Ashes series in Australia.
"How England have not seen Broad, with all his experience, such a wonderful Test career, is not going to be bowling a ball on a green top in Brisbane and now not here in Melbourne, that's staggering really," Vaughan said.
Australia captain Pat Cummins didn't know how to channelise his anger after a fellow diner turned out to be COVID-19 positive, forcing him to miss the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
For McGrath, too much bromance between England and Australian players, which he largely attributed to IPL and Big Bash, was taking away the required passion while representing the country.
Ashes 2021-22: If you can't influence bowlers, what are you doing on field? Ricky Ponting questions Joe Root's leadership
Ponting slammed Root for criticising England bowlers after his side's second consecutive defeat in the Ashes, saying as the leader it is his responsibility to ensure the strategy is followed
The Victorian quick had already been training with the side and will provide injury cover for a bowling attack that has torn through England's batting order to take a comfortable 2-0 lead in the series