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The Ashes: The Cricketers Who Are Also Huge Football Fans

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Although they have a career in cricket, many of the players taking part in the 2019 Ashes are massive football fans.

?With the second Ashes Test delayed by the typically rainy English summer, both sets of players will be sat twiddling their thumbs in their dressing rooms trying to think of conversations to take the edge off of the excruciating tension.



Perhaps then the England cricketers should stick to what they know best and avoid the football - at least until the Ashes are over.



There is no doubt that football will come up.

However, they have both suffered injuries playing the sport.

So, this one is a little different as neither Jonny Bairstow or Joe Denly have been outwardly open about the football team they follow.

A tackle from teammate Owais Shah back in 2009 kept Denly on the sidelines, while Bairstow twisted his ankle playing football in 2018.
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