Root: Strong World Cup campaign can get England ready for the Ashes

Joe Root hoping England have successful World Cup campaign as it will help them prepare for the Ashes series England cricket

Joe Root: “Hopefully we’ll be on a flier after a brilliant World Cup. Ultimately when those Test matches come round, we know we’re going to have to be absolutely ready for them”

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England Test captain Joe Root has noted that his side could excel in the Ashes series against Australia if they have a successful World Cup campaign.

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Afridi and Ramiz make bold claims about the significance of an India-Pakistan Test series

Shahid Afridi Ramiz Raja India and Pakistan need to play Test cricket against each other

Shahid Afridi believes a five-Test series between India and Pakistan will be bigger than the Ashes

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Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi firmly believes that if India and Pakistan were to play a five-Test series, it would overtake the Ashes as the most fierce rivalry in cricket.

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Root predicts hostile reception for Warner in next year’s Ashes

Joe Root David Warner will face hostile reception during 2019 Ashes series England Australia cricket

Joe Root: “I’m sure he will have to accustom himself to what might be a slightly hostile environment from the English public”

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England Test captain Joe Root has admitted that Australia opener David Warner could be targeted by English fans if he is picked for next year’s Ashes series.

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Cricket Australia close investigation into Moeen’s ‘Osama’ allegations

Cricket Australia conclude investigation into Moeen Ali racial abuse claim England cricket

Cricket Australia spokesman: “Moeen elected not to progress the matter any further”

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Cricket Australia have taken no action against any Australian player as their investigation into England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s claims of being racially abused came to an end.

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Langer: Smith, Warner, Bancroft can help Australia win 2019 World Cup and Ashes

Justin Langer Steve Smith David Warner and Cameron Bancroft can help Australia win World Cup and Ashes in 2019 cricket

Justin Langer: “there’s no reason they shouldn’t be welcomed back in to help us win the World Cup and help us win the Ashes next summer”

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Australia head coach Justin Langer firmly believes that former captain Steve Smith, ex-vice captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft can play instrumental roles in leading the national team to World Cup and Ashes glory next year.

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