GETTY Joe Root will captain England in an Ashes series for the first time. Sign up for FREE tennis updates from on and off the court SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Root will skipper his side into an Ashes series for the first time when Day One gets underway on Thursday morning. But the 26-year-old is no stranger in battling for the Urn. The Yorkshireman was in the 2013-14 squad which suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat in Australia. Root was able to salvage some pride back when England regained the Ashes in 2015 on home soil. But the pain of four years ago will not have gone away until he can beat the old enemy in their own back yard. If he was to lead his country to victory, he would join an exclusive list of legendary captains which includes Ray Illingworth, Mike Brearley, Mike Gatting and Andrew Strauss. GETTY The first Test gets underway at midnight on Thursday morning (00:00). If… Read full this story
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