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These WAGs of England, Australia cricketers will set Ashes 2017 on fire

As England prepare for the 70th edition of Ashes, players of both the teams will be supported by their partners from the stands. Here is a lookout of all the leading ladies - wifes, girlfriends - of the cricketers participating in Ashes 2017, which is expected to be another intense series.

Joe Root with his wife

As England prepare for the 70th edition of Ashes, players of both the teams will be supported by their partners from the stands. Steve Smith-led Australia host England for five Tests starting November 23 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. Visitors will look to retain the title which they won in 2015 by defeating Australia 3-2 at home in 2015. Joe Root, who took over the post of captaincy from Alastair Cook, has a chance to become only the first captain after Andrew Strauss to win the five-match Test series in Australia. Here is a lookout of all the leading ladies - wives, girlfriends - of the cricketers participating in Ashes 2017, which is expected to be another intense series. (Source: Cotterell Instagram)

Joe Root with Carrie Cotterell.

Root proposed to medical rep girlfriend Carrie Cotterell before leaving for a tournament in August. They had dated for around two years before Root asked her to marry him. (Source: Carrie Instagram)

Steve Smith got engaged to his girlfriend and law student Dani Willis in June 2017. Smith, who has been dating Willis since five years, proposed on New York’s Top of the Rock. Smith met Willis, a law student, at a bar during the first edition of the Big Bash T20 league in 2011-12. (Source: Dani Willis Instagram)

David Warner and wife Candice married in a lavish ceremony in 2015. Candice and David began dating in 2013, welcoming their first child together, daughter Ivy Mae, in 2014. (Source: Candice Instagram)

Chris Woakes had a memorable year as he got married to his childhood sweetheart Amie in March, was sold in the IPL auction and starred for England as they claimed a series win against the West Indies. (Source: Woakes Instagram)

Australian women’s wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy and her husband Mitchell Starc have one of the cutest love stories ever. The pair met each other during trials for the same position to play representative cricket for Sydney’s Northern District Cricket Association in U-10 category. Luckily both of them made the cut and shared duties behind the stumps right up until Starc took up bowling and Healy left the boys for a spot on the women’s cricket team at age 15. But the bond they formed as nine-year-old teammates never left them. (Source: Alyssa Instagram)

Daniella Anderson, wife of James Anderson is a former model who is often called spirited, smart and beautiful .James and Daniella have been married for 11 years. He met the then model in 2004 whilst on England duty in London and married her two years later in a church in Hale. They have two daughters together - Lola Rose and Ruby Luxe. (Source: Anderson Instagram)