Warne picks his England team for first Ashes Test

The intriguing Ashes series is hardly days away from the start and the fans can’t wait to watch the summer event. Joe Root’s side were humiliated 4-0 by Australia 18 months ago but will be eagerly waiting to complete an unprecedented double by taking enough motivation from their World Cup triumph with victory in the Ashes.

Warne picks his England team for first Ashes Test
Warne picks his England team for 1st Ashes Test.

The first of five-match Test series kick-starts at Edgbaston on August 1, before the teams take on each other at Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and The Oval.

Meanwhile, Australia’s spin wizard Shane Warne picked his England team for first Ashes Test.

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“Here’s my England 12 for the first #ashes test

Jason Roy, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes (wk), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Mark Wood

If another batsman was scoring big runs I would select them & have Joss keep. But, Foakes is a good option. 12th man decided on conditions,” legendary spin wizard tweeted.

Meanwhile, James Anderson is expected to make his presence count for Ashes series as he had earlier said that he is in good shape. England record wicket-taker’s presence gives a big hope for England to mount pressure on Australia.

“I just hope that it’s an entertaining series first and foremost for people watching,” Anderson said this week. “We’ve got a lot to live up to after that World Cup. That’s what both sides want to do – play entertaining, positive cricket. If you asked both sets of players, they will say the Ashes is the pinnacle for them in Test cricket.

There’s always some added spice around it, some extra bit of niggle and stuff like that on the field, which is really exciting and makes for good viewing,” he said.

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