England’s Cricket World Cup triumph might be the right launch pad to finish a memorable double by successful the Ashes sequence in opposition to Australia this 12 months, take a look at skipper Joe Root has mentioned.
Hosts England ended a 44-year wait to win the World Cup as they beat New Zealand aspect on boundary rely after a tied Tremendous Over in a dramatic ultimate on Sunday.
Shifting focus to the five-match Ashes sequence, which begins on Aug. 1, the 28-year-old mentioned England had been stuffed with confidence as they bid to reclaim the urn having already achieved one in all their targets.
“It’s what we got down to do two or three years in the past and we’re midway there,” Root advised reporters.
“It will give the fellows confidence and we’ve talked about taking that ahead right into a sequence like that.”
England beat Australia within the World Cup semi-finals at Edgbaston, the venue for the primary Ashes take a look at, and Root mentioned they had been wanting ahead to getting again there.
“The way in which we performed in opposition to Australia in that semi-final… the fellows who had been concerned relished it and can desire a bit extra: the sensation of euphoria we felt at that floor,” Root added.
“To probably be capable to expertise all that once more may be very thrilling. Ashes cricket all the time has a distinct edge to it in order that in itself will get everybody going.
“The ambiance, the way in which it builds up and the way in which the fellows get enthusiastic about it, it’s like no different sequence in take a look at cricket.”
Nevertheless, England should guarantee their ODI success doesn’t have an effect on preparations, all-rounder Ben Stokes mentioned.
“Everybody right here deserves to really feel like a champion as a result of we’ve simply received it, however in relation to the Ashes it’s going to be heads on once more as a result of it must be,” Stokes mentioned.
“Whether or not you’re successful or shedding, you’ve simply acquired to wipe the slate clear.”
England heat up for the sequence with their first ever take a look at in opposition to Eire, a four-day contest, beginning on July 24.