A temporary vice-captain for the England team will be appointed before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, confirmed captain Joe Root.Ben Stokes, the Test vice-captain, is missing the Ashes tour.The Test is slated to be held at the Gabba from November 23, following wild street brawl incident in Bristol last month which allegedly inflicted bodily harm on a man.Alastair Cook, Root’s predecessor as captain and Stuart Broad, England’s T20 captain for brief time, are believed to be the frontrunners of the deputy captain role.Captain Root said the appointment of vice-captain will be done before the Gabba series after discussions with the team management.”Over next few days, myself and the management will have a chat and it will be sorted by the First Test,” Root was quoted, as saying by the Independent over vice-captaincy.”I don’t think it makes a massive difference to me on the field. I have some senior players around me who have been fantastic throughout the summer,” the right-handed batsman added.England, however, have suffered two injury blows prior to their first warm-up match, ahead of the upcoming Ashes series, with paceman Steven Finn and all-rounder Moeen Ali all set to undergo scans.Despite the setback, Root has asked his team to be ruthless right from the start of this Ashes tour.”We want to be as ruthless as we can and start the tour as we mean to go on,” he said.As of August 2015, England holds the Ashes, having won three of the five Tests in the 2015 Ashes series.advertisementAustralia and England have won 32 series each and five series have been drawn.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNoSystem images/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A 4-year-old boy is on his way to someday becoming the next March Madness star with his impressive basketball skills.Videos of Calvin Shannon shooting hoops have been viewed by millions after the pint-sized prodigy was recorded while nailing long shots and even baskets from his second-story window at home.“Before he could even stand or walk he was obsessed with shooting a basketball,” dad Mike Shannon of Columbus, Ohio, told Good Morning America. “He had a heck of an arm.”Impressed by his son’s form, Shannon shared videos of Calvin on YouTube and Instagram.Famous basketball exhibition team the Harlem Globetrotters, began sharing Calvin’s videos and eventually met the tike in person.In a March 21 video posted to Twitter, Calvin’s stunned his dad by landing a near-impossible shot at a park where they live.When he’s not playing basketball, Calvin loves watching Michael Jordan documentaries and the movie, Space Jam, his dad said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 28, 2019 /Sports News – National This 4-year-old basketball prodigy nails impossible shots