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.
England claimed their maiden World Cup triumph in the most dramatic fashion, edging out New Zealand after an unprecedented Super Over.
Jason Roy credits “a kick up the arse” on England’s last visit to Lord’s for giving them the boost they needed to reach the World Cup final in peak form.
England will attempt to cap their one-day international resurgence over the last four years by lifting the World Cup for the first time at Lord’s on Sunday.
The battle between England’s batsmen and New Zealand’s bowlers will be key to deciding Sunday’s World Cup final, if the tournament statistics so far are any indication.
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.
England swaggered into their first World Cup final in 27 years, blowing away rivals Australia by eight wickets in a magnificent display of attacking cricket that sets up a winner-takes-all date with New Zealand at Lord’s.
Jason Roy has set the scene for England’s Ashes-flavoured World Cup semi-final, suggesting Australia might be suffering from fragile confidence after their defeat to South Africa.
Jonny Bairstow has opened up about opening up with Jason Roy, the partnership driving England’s bid for World Cup glory.
Jonny Bairstow’s match-winning hundred against India was a result of “fire in the belly”, according to England captain Eoin Morgan.