England touch down in Australia ahead of Ashes



Brisbane, Australia

Joe Root and Ben Stokes led the first wave of England’s cricketing superstars to land in Brisbane Saturday ahead of the five-Test Ashes series against Australia.

The squad, still to be joined by members of England’s Twenty20 World Cup side, walked through the terminal and into a waiting bus bound for 14 days’ quarantine on the Gold Coast.

The early arrival gives the team a month to acclimatise to the Australian summer before the first Test starts on December 8.

Also among the arrivals was opening batsman Rory Burns, fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson and England stalwart Stuart Broad.

Although the team will be under strict quarantine, Cricket Australia confirmed players would be allowed.—APP

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