On Thursday morning the first ball of the 2019 Ashes series will be bowled and with Edgbaston expected to be at fever pitch from the start, one of the most crucial Test series’ in English cricket will be begin.
Just weeks after winning their first ever ICC World Cup, the hosts England will be going into the Ashes at the top of their game and high on confidence.
That is despite being skittled out for 85 in the opening day of the recent Test match against Ireland at Lords last week.
Our man Ryan Butler joined Matt Beadle on Love Sport Radio’s Review Show on Sunday night to give his thoughts on Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and “an important period for English cricket” ahead of Thursday’s opener.
Listen to the segment in full below: