England wins toss & chooses to bat first in 1st Ashes test

England captain Alastair Cook won the hurl and chose to bat first against Australia in the first Ashes test at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday.

Australia skipper Michael Clarke said he would have batted in the first place, as well, yet trusted the inconsistent shadiness stayed nearby.

England was unaltered from the group which drew with New Zealand 1-1, while Australia held Shane Watson in the all-rounder’s spot in front of the in-structure Mitch Marsh.

Australia cleared the last Ashes arrangement in 2013-14 yet hasn’t won the arrangement in England since 2001.


England Alastair Cook (skipper), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Australia-David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (skipper), Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Jason Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

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