Fearless England captain Joe Root refuses to be spooked by Ashes ghosts: 'You hear a lot about these scars from the last time, but that happened four years ago'



As locations go, it was not the most auspicious. On the eve of the first Test, England captain Joe Root held court outside the Odeon suite at Brisbane's Sofitel hotel.
It was here, four years ago, that grim-faced ECB executives announced the end of Jonathan Trott's tour; the most pitiful victim of what Australians call mental disintegration.
It was another crisis of confidence that spinner Nathan Lyon was attempting to provoke when he made his incendiary comments about Australian pace and English fear earlier in the week.
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21 November 2017 in Sport, Views: 55
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