The Ashes 2019: Joe Root and Tim Paine get talking ahead of first Test

Captains Joe Root and Tim Paine addressed the media ahead of the first England vs Australia Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

England returns to ‘Fortress Edgbaston’ for the first Test against Australia on Thursday looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double.

If the World Cup remains the pinnacle of the 50-over game, for England and Australia there’s nothing quite like a renewal of Test cricket’s oldest rivalry. But now there’s arguably more at stake for both sides than the series result. FULL STORY HERE - England seeks a ‘double’ as Australia eyes Ashes history