Joe Root will stun Australia and bring the Ashes home, says former England bowler Graham Onions
Joe Root has been backed to lead England to a stunning Ashes triumph in Australia – even if Ben Stokes cannot line up for the tourists.
Despite being the holders of the urn following their series win in 2015, few have tipped a successful Ashes defence this winter.
But Graham Onions, who played three of his nine Test matches for England against the Aussies, believes England can cause a huge upset by beating Steve Smith’s side.
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