CRICKET: Joe Root in line for Ashes opening spot
Nick Compton has been left out of England's warm-up match for the Ashes against Essex, with Joe Root moving up the order to open the batting.
The 29-year-old Compton struggled in the recent 2-0 Test series win over New Zealand and appears to have paid the price.
England's four-day game against Essex starts on Sunday.
The first Test between England and Australia begins on July 10.
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