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Ashes 2021-22: Root says 'clear on how to approach' ahead of the Gabba Test

Root's team has a bit more clarity as in a surprising move rivals Australia named their starting eleven two days ahead of the start of the first Test at the Gabba on Wednesday

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Brisbane Updated on: December 05, 2021 12:39 IST
Australian Captain Pat Cummins (left) and England Captain Joe Root pose for a photo during the Austr
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Australian Captain Pat Cummins (left) and England Captain Joe Root pose for a photo during the Australia v England Ashes Series Launch at The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Highlights

  • Root added that England will take confidence from India's win over Australia at the Gabba earlier
  • India's win at the Gabba was the first defeat for hosts Australia in Brisbane for 35 years
  • England last won an Ashes series in Australia in 2011

England captain Joe Root said his team is "clear on how to approach" as the much-awaited Ashes series was launched at a ceremony at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Root's team has a bit more clarity as in a surprising move rivals Australia named their starting eleven two days ahead of the start of the first Test at the Gabba on Wednesday. The Ashes launch event included both the rival captains, Root and newly-annointed Pat Cummins of Australia along with England duo Mark Wood, Ollie Pope and Australia vice-captain Steve Smith and Cameron Green.

Root added that England will take confidence from India's win over Australia at the Gabba earlier this year whilst "sticking to their own strengths".

India's win at the Gabba was the first defeat for hosts Australia in Brisbane for 35 years.

The England captain said, "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".

England last won an Ashes series in Australia in 2011 - a squad that also included the fast bowling duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

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