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Watch: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Gary Lineker try their hand at cricket

The Ashes fever has caught literally everyone.


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We're just two days away from this season's most eagerly awaited Test series - The Ashes. England, who are the current holders of the urn, have travelled down under for the five-match Test series which commences at the Gabba (or what the Australians like to call 'Gabbattoir').

A total of 69 Ashes series have been played before this one, with both Australia and England winning 32 each. Naturally, the 70th series is highly anticipated and its fever has caught literally everyone. In a video uploaded by BT Sport on their Twitter handle, England footballing legends - Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Gary Lineker and Steven Gerrard have been pictured trying their hand at the 'gentleman's game' in the studio.

While former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand stuck to wicketkeeping, Lineker, Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard had a go with both the ball and the bat.

In the video, Chelsea legend and arguably Premier League's greatest midfielder, Lampard welcomes England's third highest goalscorer Lineker with a steep bouncer and then gets him on the third delivery with a yorker. After that, Gerrard-Scholes relive their on-field rivalry and quite clearly (and naturally!), the former United star comes up on top.

Lampard comes in as the third batsman, only to be yorked by Scholes after a couple of deliveries. Gerrard is the last one to bat in the video, and rather hilariously, the former Liverpool skipper gets one in the face from former England team-mate Lampard.


The five of them were preparing for their pre-match show for tonight's Champions League fixtures in the BT Sport's studio when the video was shot. Though their choice of footballing clubs might differ, these legends will be out supporting England when the Three Lions take to the field against Australia on 23rd November.

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