Root feeling better ahead of ODI series

Alex Hales ‘learned his lesson’ from Ben Stokes incident says England captain

"He said he'll be fine so I don't think there'll be any trouble there".

Despite their poor outing with the willow in the 0-4 Ashes humiliation against Australia, James Vince and Mark Stoneman have retained their places in England's Test squad.

Their only options, if they were to sack him, would be to do so at the end of this winter (to do so next summer would surely be a risk too far in respect of those World Cup aspirations) or else go down the split coaching route and have a separate head of the Test team, a path that the governing body are understood to be reluctant to take. During the same period, Australia reached 300 12 times in 50 matches, including 10 out of 23 matches batting first.

A stomach bug continues to affect David Warner but the Australian vice-captain is expected to play in Sunday's one-day worldwide series opener against England.

Morgan stopped short of stating what England's line-up will be in Melbourne, but indicated Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Alex Hales could all play. "It's not often you get free rein and ambition to be adventurous as you like".

Hales is free to play again after being cleared over his involvement in the Stokes incident.

At the age of 24, Livingstone is widely regarded as one of the most naturally talented batsmen in English cricket, and was appointed as Lancashire captain in the off season, taking over from Steven Croft.

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However, after sitting out England's warm-up match victory over a Cricket Australia XI on Thursday, Root appears to have overcome the bug and is ready to return for the day-nighter in Melbourne.

Although Stokes would have batted in the middle order, Chris Woakes, Willey, Plunkett and Rashid are all capable of providing crucial runs down the order. And England have not gone to Australia primarily to face the world champions and advance their status as one of the favourites for the 2019 World Cup?

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was dropped when the original squad was announced, with captain Steve Smith questioning the World Cup-winner's training and consistency.

"We got a huge amount of confidence from the selectors and Andrew Strauss, our director of cricket, gave absolute clarity in what we wanted". "It is astonishing - he would be my first player on the team sheet".

"That's between me and Glenn", Smith said. "That's a big reason (Maxwell's subpar worldwide form) why he is not here at the moment. we need those runs in the middle and it's crucial that we find them".

Yet there has been little correlation between the results of recent Ashes series down under and the subsequent one-day series.

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