Martin Smith: Whitewash on the way as ex-Ashes winner Michael Vaughan puts his finger on the problem
It’s going to be 5-0, we all know that don’t we? When Australia gets on top in a sporting battle they go for the jugular and don’t let go. Especially if it’s the Ashes. The series is won but 3-0 won’t be enough. They’ll want to rub it in and if they do this will be Australia’s fourth 5-0 win in the 130-plus year history of the competition, all in Australia.
CRICKET: Wreckage of Ashes tour to Australia will allow Joe Root to mould an England team in his image
England’s latest tour of Australia has been a distaster on the field only overshadowed in magnitude by shambolic events off it but as the Ashes urn falls into Aussie hands for the first time since 2014, there is at least a crumb of comfort for England skipper Joe Root.