England’s leading man Ben Stokes spoke for an entire nation of cricket fans as he summed up an unforgettable summer in five words: “It has been a blast.”
Joe Root was delighted to end English cricket’s golden summer on a high after drawing the Ashes but will not rest until the urn is back on home soil.
England captain Joe Root is already training his sights on regaining the Ashes in 2022, buoyed by an series-levelling victory at The Oval he believes can act as the blueprint.
Australia retained the Ashes after a 2-2 series draw but England’s victory in the final Test at The Oval denied the tourists a first a win on English soil since 2001.
England skipper Joe Root was a happy man after seeing his side draw the Ashes series 2-2 following a 135-run win at The Oval.
England set the stage for a series-levelling victory on day three of the final Ashes Test, with new father Joe Denly leading the way with a career-best 94.
England established a potentially match-winning lead of 262 in the final Ashes Test as unbeaten half-centuries from new father Joe Denly and Ben Stokes ground Australia down on day three at The Oval.
Jason Roy has been dropped for the final Ashes Test, with England captain Joe Root suggesting others might be playing for their places at The Oval.
England have dropped Jason Roy for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia.
England’s hopes of reclaiming the Ashes finally disappeared after a brave 11th-hour resistance against Australia came up short on a nerve-racking final evening at Old Trafford.
England took their battle to save the Ashes into the final session of the fourth Test, with Jos Buttler leading the resistance on 166 for six at tea.