Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for a year for just £20 The new ball is pitched up, to invite swing. Showing contempt for traditional notions of playing himself in, Jason Roy leans forward.
If you’ve mentioned opening batsmen in England across a growing number of recent years, you will have witnessed a glum ritual in response. Those who have occupied the position since the retirement of Strauss
Joe Root: England 'must jump on massive momentum shift' and take advantage of Steve Smith's absence in third Ashes Test
England captain Joe Root senses a massive shift in momentum and has said his team have to “jump on” the absence of Steve Smith from the Australia side as they look to level the Ashes series this week.