LIVE: Selection snub that will 'haunt' Root

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Good greeting and invited to Wide World of Sports' sum of time 3 of the archetypal Ashes Test betwixt Australia and England successful Brisbane.

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Australia volition resume astatine 7-343, an wide pb of 196, with Travis Head unbeaten connected 112 and Mitchell Starc connected 10, with sunny conditions successful Brisbane making for perfect batting conditions again this morning.

But the absorption is inactive precise overmuch connected England, with questions inactive being asked implicit the constitution of their broadside for this match.

Both James Anderson and Stuart Broad were omitted, the archetypal clip successful 5 years that England has gone into a Test without astatine slightest 1 of those 2 greats.

Writing successful the Telegraph nether the header "Joe Root has got it wholly incorrect – his Stuart Broad snub volition travel backmost to haunt him", main cricket writer Scyld Berry took the tourists to task implicit the past league meltdown, that saw Australia heap connected 150 runs successful 30 overs.

"A touring squad similar England are warring 2 enemies simultaneously - the Australians and the conditions - and unneurotic they overwhelm," helium wrote.

"This is wherefore England's selection for the Gabba Test was wrong. They had to battalion their broadside with 4 seamers, positive Ben Stokes, and nary spinner but Joe Root.

"Whether England bowled archetypal oregon second, they had to capable up their vessel with seamers, alternatively of seeing them tally retired of petrol arsenic Travis Head became the archetypal batsman to commencement from scratch and scope an Ashes period successful a session."

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