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Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc said on September 25, 2021, that England will bring a super strong squad for the Ashes to Australia and the contest between the arch-rivals is going to be gruelling.
The Ashed begins on December 8 and the first match will be at the Gabba.
“I can’t think that they wouldn’t send a super-strong team. They (England) might have one or two (players) with young families, or have been on the circuit a fair bit through Covid times, (and don’t want to tour). The Ashes mean as much to English cricket as it does Australia cricket,” Starc told the Seven Network on Saturday.
With England set to tour Australia for the traditional Ashes series in December, there are concerns in England over the impact of the lengthy bio-bubble on the health of the players as the team will be going Down Under soon after the T20 World Cup.
To lessen the mental stress, England players have sought to travel with their families for the Ashes, a move opposed by the Australian government which has imposed strict travel restrictions on visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.