Aus vs Eng: Australian captain Pat Cummins and England captain Joe Root© AFP
Australia vs England, Ashes first Test live score and updates: The Ashes begins with Australia taking on England in the first Test in Brisbane today. The last time England won an Ashes Test in Australia was almost 11 years ago. The touring side has a dismal 9 losses in the last 10 Tests in Australia. Not the ideal track-record one would imagine. On top of that, their most potent weapon with the ball James Anderson will not be in the playing XI for the first Test. But like every edition of the Ashes, very few would dare to write-off a side like England. Word class players like captain Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes would be eager to leave their mark. As far as Australia are concerned, it’s another another fresh start under Pat Cummins’ leadership – Australia’ first full-time seam-bowling captain in their history. Not to forget the return of Steve Smith in the leadership group as the vice-captain of the side. Australia’s biggest task would be to rise above the controversies and put up a dominating performance.
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