Top talking points ahead of the fourth Test between England and India.
Jonny Bairstow addresses his finger fracture and the fourth Test against India.
Moeen Ali has moved up 13 places to 12th position in the bowlers’ chart following his match-winning spell at Old Trafford that tore the heart out of the Aussie top-order.
They say form is temporary but class is permanent… and right now Jonny Bairstow is showing bucketloads of both.
Australia’s new dawn was plunged into darkness when they were beaten by 242 runs by a rampant record-breaking England in the third ODI, at Nottingham.
Eoin Morgan’s blistering 67 off 30 balls set the pace as England smashed a world record of 481-6 in an ODI against Australia at Trent Bridge.
Dawid Malan scored his maiden Test century in an unbeaten 174-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow which saved England from a dreadful start to the third Test in Perth.
Whatever the fortunes of their team, the Australians never let the standard of sledging slip.
Watch Cameron Bancroft’s hilarious explanation as to what happened that night which led to Jonny Bairstow being accused of headbutting.
Jonny Bairstow’s ‘headbutting’ was a minor incident blown out of all proportion, say England management.
Jonny Bairstow is under a shadow after Fox News claimed he headbutted Australia opener Cameron Bancroft at the start of the Ashes tour.
Jonny Bairstow’s maiden century, to hand England a seven-wicket victory against the Windies, is SACricketmag.com‘s Play of the Day.
As warm-up matches go, the England Lions will be satisfied with their two days’ work so far.