The Tribune – India – SportPosted at: Nov 15, 2017, 1:16 AM; last updated: Nov 15, 2017, 1:16 AM (IST)Eng ready for Oz aggression: RootMELBOURNE, NOVEMBER 14
England were caught out by Australia’s aggression during the ill-fated 2013-14 Ashes campaign but captain Joe Root says they are fully prepared for short-pitched bowling and on-field chatter when the series kicks off in Brisbane next week.

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  • SportPosted at: Nov 15, 2017, 1:16 AM; last updated: Nov 15, 2017, 1:16 AM (IST)Eng ready for Oz aggression: RootMELBOURNE, NOVEMBER 14England were caught out by Australia’s aggression during the ill-fated 2013-14 Ashes campaign but captain Joe Root says they are fully prepared for short-pitched bowling and on-field chatter when the series kicks off in Brisbane next week.
  • Root was a member of Alastair Cook’s side that was demolished by a Mitchell Johnson-led pace assault and sledged relentlessly throughout the 5-0 series defeat four years ago.
  • Root, then 22, won praise for a defiant half-century in the Adelaide Test but, like the rest of the England batters, struggled to score runs on most of Australia’s pitches.
  • “I think last time it maybe caught us out,” Root said in Townsville where England are preparing for their final warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI.
  • England no Asheseasy-beats: HarrisFormer Australia quick Ryan Harris believes it’s not all doom and gloom for the tourists.


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