Jonny Bairstow has been handed a show of faith by England coach Trevor Bayliss, who insists the World Cup winner is at his most dangerous when the pressure is on.
Steve Smith once again held Australia’s Ashes hopes on his shoulders as England’s bowlers fought in vain to dismiss their nemesis on the third evening of the opening Test.
Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad ushered England to what could be a priceless 90-run lead after a middle-order collapse on the third day of their Ashes opener against Australia.
England scrapped their way to a 44-run lead on the third morning of their Ashes opener against Australia, losing four for 61 in the opening session at Edgbaston.
Joe Root is planning a return to the top order for the first Ashes Test against Australia which begins on Thursday.
England captain Joe Root intends to bat at number three in the Ashes, after volunteering to return to the top order against Australia.
Jack Leach has revealed how his own father passed up the chance to watch his career-best innings in England’s thrilling Specsavers Test against Ireland in person, after being scared off by the soaring temperatures.
The Ashes series starts at Edgbaston on August 1 and England’s selectors are set to pick their squad during next week’s warm-up Test match against Ireland.
Yorkshire duo Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were unanimous in their verdict on England’s once-in-lifetime World Cup win, with both men convinced they have just played in the greatest game of all time.
England head coach Trevor Bayliss knows his side must not listen to the noise of an expectant nation as they prepare for a first World Cup final in 27 years.
Jonny Bairstow has opened up about opening up with Jason Roy, the partnership driving England’s bid for World Cup glory.