India Today – Highlights1Australia lead the five-match series 3-02Cook has struggled to score runs so far3He has managed only 83 runs in the seriesEngland have surrendered the Ashes after their star players once again failed to impress in Australia and Mitchell Johnson now believes Stuart Broad is not up to it at the moment and Alastair Cook still carried scars from their last series down under.

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  • Highlights1Australia lead the five-match series 3-02Cook has struggled to score runs so far3He has managed only 83 runs in the seriesEngland have surrendered the Ashes after their star players once again failed to impress in Australia and Mitchell Johnson now believes Stuart Broad is not up to it at the moment and Alastair Cook still carried scars from their last series down under.
  • “Cook, who will be 33 when the Boxing Day Test starts, scored 766 runs in England’s 2010/11 triumph Down Under but struggled with the bat as captain during the 2013/14 series.
  • Broad has only five wickets from the three matches at 61.
  • “Root, meanwhile, was a “great” player that had failed to stand up for his team with the bat while being saddled with a series of off-field distractions, said Johnson.
  • “Johnson was naturally more generous in his praise of the home side and their captain, with Steve Smith leading brilliantly with a double-century in Perth and 426 runs for the series.


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