To facilitate further progress and allow a squad to be selected, the ECB Board has met today and given its approval for the tour to go ahead. This decision is subject to several critical conditions being met before we travel," the ECB said in a statement.
Anderson has helped England win four of the five Test series against India since he transformed himself into one of the world’s best proponents of swing with a masterful performance in the 2010 Ashes in Australia, which England won.
Broad, who was dropped from the England playing XI in the first Test against West Indies, made a stunning comeback in the second Test to help his team level the series. But it was in the third Test that Broad showed why he is such an important member of the English team, especially in home conditions.
England vs Australia: Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected opening day.
England vs Australia: Stokes’ epic knock evoked memories of Botham’s famous unbeaten century on the same ground in 1981 that sparked an equally unlikely home test triumph and made him an Ashes hero for the ages.
Ever since making his comeback to international cricket, Smith has been on an overdrive to make up for lost time. At times he reminds us of a young Michael Schumacher falling behind due to a poorly timed pit stop. That zeal to get back to the top of the pile at any cost is what stood out in the German. Smith looks like a close enough clone.
Ashes first Test, Day 5 highlights : Steve Smith and Matthew Wade scored tons as Australia set a mammoth target of 398 for England to chase. England’s chase started in the worst possible way as they lost both their openers cheaply. Their innings couldn’t recover from those jolts as wickets kept tumbling. Australia eventually dismissed England on 146 to win the Test by 251 runs. Nathan Lyon was destructive as dismissed six English batsmen while Pat Cummins picked 3 wickets.
Ashes first Test, Day 4 highlights: With Steve Smith and Matthew Wade scoring tons each, helped on by Travis Head’s fifty, Australia have set a mammoth target of 398 for England to chase. Australia skipper Tim Paine called back his troops after the visitors reached 487/7, with a lead of 397. England openers Jason Roy and Rory Burns played out the rest of the day as England reached 13/0 at stumps. There is still an entire day’s play left tomorrow. The match has tilted in Australia’s favour.
Ashes, England vs Australia Day 1 Round-up: Rory Burns scored his maiden ton as England took control in the first Test against Australia. With the opener sticking out in the middle for the entire day, remaining unbeaten on 125, England managed to reach 267/4 at stumps on Day 2, trailing by 17 runs. Skipper Joe Root also scored a fifty before he was dismissed by Peter Siddle. Ben Stokes, who is batting on 38 will start the play with Burns on Day 3 as England look to cover up the remaining trail on Sunday.