Ashes: England Need To Be Brave, Show Trust And Eradicate Quite Basic’ Mistakes, Says Joe Root

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In the third Ashes Test in Melbourne, England must respond by being daring, demonstrating trust, and eliminating “pretty simple” errors, according to skipper Joe Root.

After a 275-run loss in the day-night second Test in Adelaide and a nine-wicket loss in Brisbane, they are down 2-0 in the five-match series.

After Adelaide Root said he was “frustrated” that England keep making the same mistakes.

“I expect a response,” Root told BBC Radio 5 Live on Friday.

To win the Ashes, England must win the last three games in the series, including the iconic Boxing Day Test at the MCG, which begins at 23:30 GMT on Saturday.

The encounter is a “really historic Test match” that “every English player wants to be a part of,” according to Root, who added that it is a “wonderful opportunity to try and make some history and do something spectacular.”

The 2017 Ashes’ Boxing Day Test was a tie, however it is a venue where England has had some success, with two wins in the previous five Tests – but the other three were lost.

Source: BBC Sport

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