Ashes is one of the oldest rivalry in international cricket between two nations ‘Australia and England.’ Not the players but fans from both sides are also involved in the game to support their teams.
There is still more than 1 week for the first Ashes test but players are already involved in the arguments. England captain Joe Root on Tuesday told Australia to ‘Bring it on’ and said his time is ready to fight fire with fire as his team expects a hostile reception at the first Ashes test starts from 23rd November.
He also said that his team will target every Australian player and his team is fully ready for the first test.
“From our point of view, we’ll be targeting every single one of them (the Australians),” the 26-year-old told reporters ahead of a second four-day warm-up match against the Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.
“Bring it on. It’s what it’s about. You want that competitive element to it and there are little in-house rivalries if you like.
“It should be a great series and they’ve got some great players within their squad and some good characters as well… They’ve got a lot of quality in their attack but we’ve got a lot of quality in our team as well.”
Talking about his team performance in the warm-up game, Root said it is some concern for his team as the batsmen throwing their wickets after getting starts.
“I still think that this game, that’s one of the things we really want to get out of it, is guys going on and making big hundreds,” Root said.
“If we get the opportunity to do that, that’s definitely the mentality we’ll have as a batting side and that’s something we’re going to have to have throughout the five… Test matches.
“Some would say you don’t want to peak too early and get too many big runs early in these warm-up games but ultimately getting good habits is always a good thing so that’s the way we have to approach it.”
The first test match of the Ashes series will starts from 23rd November in Brisbane.