[caption id="attachment_655325" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-655325" alt="Joe Root is already planning for the tour with their star all-rounder Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Joe-Root1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Joe Root is already planning for the tour with their star all-rounder Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Ashes" target="_blank">Ashes</a> will get underway from November 23 in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a>. However, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England" target="_blank">England</a> are still pining hopes on the chances of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Ben-Stokes" target="_blank">Ben Stokes</a> making it to the squad on time. Stokes, who was involved in a street brawl in October outside a Bristol nightclub, is facing legal charges. There is a chance of him missing out on The Ashes completely. However, England captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Joe-Root" target="_blank">Joe Root</a> insists England do possess a few players apart from Stokes who are capable of coming up with something really special during the tour. <a title="Game of cricket, not war, believes Stuart Broad" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/the-ashes-2017-18-game-of-cricket-not-war-believes-stuart-broad-654738"><b>Game of cricket, not war, believes Stuart Broad</b></a> <p></p> <p></p><strong>On Stokes: </strong> We ve got to make sure we plan and prepare as a squad and look to approach it as if this is our team going out there for the tour. We will have to sit down and chat about that. It s something that s ongoing and over the course of the next few weeks we ll come to a decision. We don t really know how long things are going to take and I think we ve just got to sit tight and wait. He is a fine player but I see a squad of players that s more than capable of going over there and doing something really special, said Root, as reported by <em>AFP</em>. <p></p> <p></p><strong>On drinking culture:</strong> We know that what s happened hasn t been good enough and we are determined to get that right. I don t think there s a drinking culture in our side ... We are grown men, we know how to behave and we ll make sure we conduct ourselves well on this tour. <p></p> <p></p><strong>On his first Ashes as captain:</strong> It s a point I want to prove. I m obviously a very different player now to what I was last time we were there and that excites me. That s a really good incentive for me to get off to a good start personally with my batting, but more importantly set the tone and lead from the front with weight of runs. It s the pinnacle of Test cricket for an Englishman to go to Australia and have the opportunity to win I don t think there s much more that you need to motivate yourself as a player and a captain.