Jonny Bairstow

Leave Moeen alone, says England keeper Bairstow

Ali is under pressure to keep his spot in England's side ahead of rookie Mason Crane, after taking just three wickets at 135 for the series and failing to spin England to victory in Melbourne.

A notable all-rounder, Ali has managed to average just 19.42 batting in the top seven for England after a side strain struck him down in warm-up matches and he later battled a cut finger.

Bairstow avoids disciplinary action

The subject of player behaviour has again been making headlines after it emergedĀ Bairstow greeted Cameron Bancroft with what the Australian opener described as a headbutt in a Perth bar on October 29.

It follows on from all-rounder Ben Stokes remaining in the UK as he waits to discover if he will be charged after a late-night incident in Bristol in September.