(Photo) England's Ashes preparation not ideal, admits Joe Root

Ashes

Aryan Surana

England Test skipper Joe Root is of the opinion that his side's preparations haven't been ideal ahead of the Ashes that gets underway on December 8 in Brisbane. Rain barred action during the first warm-up game between the senior side and England Lions and there is a chance that rain might play spoilsport again with the two sides set to lock horns in a four-day affair, starting from Tuesday, November 30. Root also clarified that the practice match will not be having first-class status since the team management is keen on testing as many players as possible on the park before the marquee series.