The Ashes: England’s Test flops get bumper pay-rise despite failing to beat Australia this summer.

JOE ROOT and his England  Test  players landed a 50 per cent pay rise — despite failing to win back The Ashes.

After another frustrating day at The Oval, it was revealed top senior stars such as Root, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson will see their £450,000 yearly basic leap to £675,000.

 Joe Root will get a bumper pay-rise despite his failure to lead England to Ashes glory this summer

Joe Root will get a bumper pay-rise despite his failure to lead England to Ashes glory this summerCredit: Richard Pelham - The Sun

The pay increase is a result of the new £1.2billion TV deal negotiated by the ECB last year, which includes matches in the controversial new Hundred competition being shown on BBC.

An England source said: “The players are very happy with the new salary structure. Negotiations went smoothly.”

England’s pay structure also has two lower bands for less experienced players which offer deals of between £200,000 and £300,000.

Root, Stokes and Jos Buttler, who play all three formats, will rake in more than £1million in salaries alone. Root also receives a captain’s increment of £100,000.

Buttler’s 64 not out, his first half-century of The Ashes, saw England reach 271-8 on day one of the Fifth Test as they bid to draw the series 2-2.

He said: “I’ve found it hard against an excellent attack, I’ve not been good enough.

“I knew I had to attack before the new ball.”

Mitch Marsh, ordered to get in shape by the Aussies, feasted on England’s middle order with four wickets.

He said: “I’m just a big eater. I had to cut my portion size down a bit.”