The Ashes jerseys will have players’ names as well as their respective number for the first time in Test cricket. We have seen in the past the players’ support numbers and names in the white-ball format. However, it would take place for the first time when players will have names and number on the back of their jerseys in the red ball version.

England cricket twitter handle took to their account to share the photograph of their skipper Joe Root supporting number 66 on his back. The jersey bagged mixed response from the fans as some came in support of it whereas others oppose it in the red ball version.

Joe Root
Joe Root. Credits: Twitter.

England will aim to build on their World Cup success.

It is done for the first time and it would be interesting to note the response of the same. Thus, if gets a positive response then the same can be repeated in the Test fold.

Meanwhile, England will play a one-off four day Test match against Ireland before the Ashes series. The match will take place at the Mecca of Cricket, Lord’s on 24th July.

Subsequently, England and Australia will take on each other in the first Ashes Test from August 1 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Australia had won the previous Ashes series and they would aim to retain the Urn.

ICC Test Rankings, England, Windies
England. Image Courtesy: Getty

Meanwhile, England was crowned as the World Champions when they got over the line against New Zealand on the basis of more boundary count. England was considered as one of the favourites and they were able to go all the way in the tournament.

The English side had the rub of the green on their side in the final but they came up with a fine performance. England was led by a confident leader in Eoin Morgan and he was able to get the best out of the players.

Here is England cricket’s tweet: