‘I don’t think Shane Warne’s ever said a nice thing about an England touring team’, says Joe Root

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“I don’t know why he said that”

England batsman Joe Root has lashed out at former Australia spin king Shane Warne over the comments he made about captain Alastair Cook being “negative, boring [and] not very imaginative”, stating that “I don’t think Shane Warne’s ever said a nice thing about an England touring team”.

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‘Cook can be negative, boring, not very imaginative’, says Shane Warne

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“If Australia play well and he continues to captain the way he does, I think England are going to lose the series”

Former Australia spin king Shane Warne has taken a jab at Alastair Cook just weeks before the start of the Ashes series, stating that the England captain “can be negative, boring, not very imaginative”.

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‘Top-order runs out in Australia are vitally important’, says Alastair Cook

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“Sometimes in England 240-250 can be a good score with the overhead conditions, but the majority of the time in Australia 400 is the bare minimum”

With England just having landed in the Land Down Under, captain Alastair Cook has already sent a strong message to the top-order batsmen, stating that they will have to step up and set the foundation for the rest of the team.

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Australia need to shift their mindset from T20s to Test cricket, says Graeme Hick

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“I think there is a little shift in the mindset more towards Twenty20 and the one-day game and the faster forms of the game”

Newly appointed high performance coach at the Centre of Excellence Graeme Hick has announced that the Australian batsmen need to shift their mindset from Twenty20 cricket to Test cricket if they are to have any chance of beating England when they visit the Land Down Under in November.

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5th Investec Ashes Test: England denied 4-0 series win after bad light has last laugh

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England registered a crushing 3-0 series win over Australia

England were denied the opportunity of humiliating their rivals even further after bad light stopped play on the final day at The Oval with the home team needing just 21 more runs to register a 4-0 thrashing of Australia.

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