Joe Root ‘commits to captaining England for the Ashes series this winter… with tour in Australia set to get the green light THIS WEEK’
Joe Root has committed to captaining England on their Ashes tour in Australia this winter, and a full-strength squad are set to head Down Under, according to reports.
With just two months until the first Test is set to get underway at The Gabba, there has not yet been official confirmation from England that their players will fly to Australia for the series, amid concerns over coronavirus restrictions.
But The Telegraph are reporting that Root has now agreed to captain the side, and it is understood a full-strength England squad will travel in a bid to win back the urn.
Joe Root has reportedly committed to captaining England in the Ashes series this winter
Jos Buttler is still yet to decide whether he wishes to travel Down Under for the winter
It is claimed that the only potential absentee for England is wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who is still deciding whether or not he wants to be apart from his family for that length of time.
More to follow.