Joe Root accepts England need wholesale changes after Ashes defeat

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England captain Joe Root says it would be “selfish” to focus on his own future after losing the Ashes in crushing fashion, but accepts widespread changes are required to fix the Test side. England self-destructed on the third morning in Melbourne to hand Australia victory by an innings and 14 runs as well as a decisive 3-0 series lead, turning in their worst batting display yet in a trip littered with limp performances.

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