sport news England train in Adelaide ahead of latest Ashes warm-up

It has been the scene of triumph and disaster on recent Ashes tours, but England seemed pleased to be back at the Adelaide Oval as they prepared for the latest warm-up match.

Joe Root's team are in town to play a Cricket Australia XI in a pink-ball warm-up under the floodlights on Wednesday as the countdown continues to the first Test in Brisbane on November 23.

England trained at the stadium on Tuesday, following their customary game of football with an intense net session and some crucial batting and bowling practice.

England captain Joe Root celebrates scoring a goal during their pre-training game of football

England captain Joe Root celebrates scoring a goal during their pre-training game of football

England batsman Mark Stoneman athletically controls the ball during the customary kickabout

England batsman Mark Stoneman athletically controls the ball during the customary kickabout

Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes compete for the ball as England trained in Adelaide

Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes compete for the ball as England trained in Adelaide

The Melbourne Cup horse racing is shown on the big screen at the Adelaide Oval 

The Melbourne Cup horse racing is shown on the big screen at the Adelaide Oval 

The likes of Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Stuart Broad will have mixed memories of the Oval, having experienced both joy and pain there on previous tours.

Back in 2010, Cook hit a majestic 148 as England scored 620 for five declared en route to victory by an innings and 71 runs and an eventual 3-1 series triumph.

But in 2013, the then-England captain scored just four runs across both innings, and the bowlers were made to toil, as Australia won handsomely by 218 runs on their way to a 5-0 whitewash.

Woakes tries to turn Broad during the hotly-contested football match before training

Woakes tries to turn Broad during the hotly-contested football match before training

Joe Root plays the ball between Stuart Broad's legs during England's football match

Joe Root plays the ball between Stuart Broad's legs during England's football match

Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Moeen Ali chat during Tuesday's net session in Adelaide

Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Moeen Ali chat during Tuesday's net session in Adelaide

Alastair Cook has both good and bad memories of the Adelaide Oval from previous tours

Alastair Cook has both good and bad memories of the Adelaide

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