England are licking their wounds after the Lord's hammering in Ashes. For Captain Alastair Cook, problems are plenty and solutions meagre. However, Liverpool footballers James Milner, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne could well become Cook's secret weapon in winning the Ashes. (Last Ring for Ian Bell)
Surprised? Don't be!
The Liverpool football stars took on each other and showed off their cricketing skills Down Under. Liverpool is in South Australia for their pre-season tour and these three stars took it upon themselves to show 'how it's done' to Cook & Co. ahead of the Edgbaston Test. (Milner Shines as Liverpool Beat Adelaide United)
The three Reds pitted themselves against each other and took turns to face some deliveries. Milner, who was a county cricketer during his teens, showed glimpses of his talent with the bat, while Lallana showcased some sublime talent with the bat. Clyne however, looked more like a number eleven with the willow in hand.
Cook and Trevor Bayliss are facing some selection issues before the third Ashes Test. The English batsmen had faltered miserably against the fiery Aussie pace - their egos are bruised and the techniques shaken. Cook might breathe a sigh of relief to know that his country's premier footy stars are waiting in the wings to help him out!