Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

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By Stephan Shemilt
BBC Sport
Captain Joe Root claims England have to build after failing to recover the urn this 23, towards winning the Ashes.
England can not take the Ashes back from the holders even if they win the fifth Test and are 2-1 down.
“We must use the next two-and-a-half years to focus on putting in a winning trip down below,” said Root.
“That’s a true incentive for everybody, to be part of something special there.”
England were defeated at Old Trafford in the first Test, meaning Australia will render all the urn for the first time since 2001 to the UK and have an unassailable lead.
This summer it also ended England’s hopes of incorporating the Ashes that they won.
It may be claimed that England’s Test cricket has suffered in recent years because of the emphasis they place to being crowned world champions that were 50-over for the first time.
But the standing as skipper of Root, whose, says he’s clear on how he wants to carry his group forward.
“I understand the direction I wish to take this team and it’s about starting that today, not following this show,” said the Yorkshire batsman.
“It’s all about trying to be sure we utilize this match as a stepping stone, win this game, have a very strong winter and move forward as a team.”
On if being captain affects batting 28, root, also addressed questions. He averages 40.87 because skipper, as opposed to 52.80 if not leading.
“I have not performed the way I’d have liked,” he explained. “I will continue to keep working hard and trying to improve my sport.”
He also considers that the World Cup-winning summertime ought to be viewed as a success if the Ashes have not been regained.
“To win the World Cup for the very first time is a huge accomplishment,” said Root.
“Sometimes you get outplayed and we’ve had some challenges across the summer. There have been a few injuries and that the weather has intervened in certain components of matches. The show might have looked different.”
England have been forced to rejig the balance of the side because of a shoulder injury.
For batsman Jason Roy , fellow all-rounder Sam Curran comes responsible Together with Stokes unable to bowl his normal quantity of overs, while Chris Woakes replaces Craig Overton at the pace attack.
It means another order reshuffle for the home side, with Stokes Curran slotting in at seven along with moving up shuffling one place behind him up.
In order to lessen the burden on their pace attack, which might be unchanged from Old Trafford australia have recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to get batsman Travis Head. Fast bowler Peter Siddle is on stand-by in case they do elect for a change.
While the Ashes are maintained, captain Tim Paine explained the ambition is to win the show and, because of this, the previous Test is a just similar to a”grand final” for the tourists.
“We are really hungry,” he said. “We have spoken a lot about it. We came here to win the Ashes, not simply retain them.
“Last week’s end at Old Trafford has been excellent and we performed quite well, but most of the guys are aware that this Test is larger than you. We want this Test as far as every other Exam we have played in this set.”
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