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England and World Champions Australia fly down under together ahead of the Ashes – Latest Cricket News

The teams of England and Australia left for Australia from Dubai together. The journey from Dubai to Queensland must have been an interesting one for the players who have played different formats for England. The England team was knocked out after losing to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, while the Australian team defeated New Zealand to win the title. Desperate players from England and enthusiastic players from Australia left from Dubai in the same special plane.

According to, players like Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood and members of England’s coaching team arrived here on Tuesday on a special flight along with champions Australia for the Ashes series. Special flights were arranged for the members of both the teams to follow the COVID-19 guidelines before going on isolation in the Gold Coast. England had a stellar performance in the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup, including an eight-wicket win against Australia, but lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

Australia, on the other hand, reached their peak at the right time and won the T20 World Cup for the first time by defeating New Zealand on Sunday. Former England captain Mike Atherton jokingly said after Australia’s win, “There is a group of cricketers who will not be enjoying it and they are England players going to Australia to participate in the Ashes.” This journey could be interesting. Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood refused to believe that sharing the same flight would be inconvenient, but England’s Mark Wood was unconvinced by the prospect of flying with the world champion Aussies. Hazlewood had said before the trip, ‘It will not be a problem. We have played a lot of cricket with him – county cricket and IPL. Everyone knows each other, it won’t be a problem.

Wood, on the other hand, told the BBC, ‘I can’t see them (Australia) winning. It will be unbearable.’ “You can congratulate them by looking into their eyes, but when you are going to play the Ashes series against them, you don’t want them to be over confident and wave the trophy in front of you,” he said. The first Ashes Test between the two teams will begin at the Gabba on December 8.

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