JOE ROOT’s males are on a quest to win again the urn.
After a thrashing Down Below in 2017-18, England are again on residence soil and start their Ashes quest at fortress Edgbaston – and also you might need observed a drastic change to the normal whites…
Why have gamers obtained shirt numbers in The Ashes?
TEST cricket is steeped in custom and cricket whites are an integral a part of that.
For 142 years, gamers within the worldwide recreation have worn white shirts and trousers, free of blouse numbers or names.
However on this yr’s Ashes sequence, that has modified with gamers from either side donning whites emblazoned with their surnames and a selected quantity.
Followers of County cricket know that this has been the case for years, however the sudden change could also be jarring to some traditionalists.
The ECB hope that by introducing names on the again of shirts will assist followers within the stands and at residence to rapidly establish who’s who on the sector.
In ODI cricket, names on shirt have been the norm for the final 30 years or so.
Colored uniforms worn within the 1992 World Cup had been the primary to characteristic participant names, whereas squad numbers had been added in 1999.
The Ashes sequence is a part of the brand new World Take a look at Championship, which is able to run over the following two years and is designed by the ICC to make Take a look at cricket extra accessible and thrilling for a brand new viewers.
What are England squad numbers for the Ashes?
England shirt numbers
Moeen Ali – 18
James Anderson – 9
Jofra Archer – 22
Jonny Bairstow – 51
Stuart Broad – eight
Rory Burns – 27
Jos Buttler – 63
Sam Curran – 58
Joe Denly – 24
Joe Root – 66
Jason Roy – 20
Ben Stokes – 55
Olly Stone – 26
Chris Woakes – 19