Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on Ashes

first_img Asian News International LondonJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 17:27 IST Stuart Broad holds the key to England’s bid to reclaim the Ashes this summer. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland and Australia will meet for the first Ashes Test on August 1 at EdgbastonEngland pacer Stuart Broad urged teammate and fast bowler Jofra Archer to be patientAshes mark the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC)England pacer Stuart Broad on Wednesday urged teammate and fast bowler Jofra Archer to be patient ahead of the forthcoming Ashes, starting August 1.”Patience Jof, only 1 more day..,” Broad replied to Archer’s 2015 tweet, “Why is it not ashes Yet.”England will host Australia for five Ashes Test series from August 1 to September 16. Both the teams will wear names and numbers on their jerseys, which is an ICC initiative to help fans connect with the players. Screen Grab of the Twitter chatAshes mark the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).ICC World Test Championship was announced last year, with the top nine full member nations — Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies — competing in a total of 71 Test matches across 27 bi-lateral series over two years.The top two teams with most points as of April 30, 2021, will then contest in the WTC final in June 2021 in the UK. Each of the nine teams will play six of the eight possible opponents across a two-year period, with three series at home and as many series away and a total of 120 points up for grab within each series.Following are the Ashes squad:England: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes (vc), Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.Australia: Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.advertisementEngland and Australia will meet for the first Ashes Test on August 1 at Edgbaston.Also Read | Ashes 2019 England vs Australia, Edgbaston Weather Forecast: Will rain play a spoilsport in first Test?Also Read | Unlucky Shaw: Jofra Archer’s freakish tweet surfaces after India cricketer’s doping banAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Stuart BroadFollow Jofra Archer Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on AshesStuart Broad replied to an old tweet from the Jofra Archer ahead of the forthcoming Ashes Test series, which starts on August 1 in Birmingham.advertisementlast_img read more

SLFP says party will not back protest by MR group

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it will not endorse the protest to be staged on Thursday by supporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The joint opposition is to stage the protest in Colombo against the Government and in support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However SLFP treasurer S.B. Dissanayake said that the party will not back the protest and warned that any member going against a policy decision taken by the SLFP could face disciplinary action. (Colombo Gazette)