Kevin Pietersen Belittles England's Ashes Squad, Gets Brutally Trolled

Overton the Somerset bowler is yet to feature in international cricket

England's selectors came up with some answers but questions marks remain over their batting line-up after an Ashes squad announcement which was overshadowed by Ben Stokes' arrest. The pair could be among several England players who face European Central Bank action, with Strauss saying: "What I am doing is speaking to the players individually to get their accounts of what went on".

Warner was thrust in front of the media to apologise, was fined $11,500 and was effectively banished from the first two Tests of the series after being sent to South Africa to play for Australia A.

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance trudges of the field after being dismissed leg before by Essex's Sam Cook as Yorkshire collapsed to 74 all out to lose by 376 runs on day three.

Stokes was arrested following the incident on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm but released without charge.

Stokes broke his right little finger during a fracas that put a man in hospital, but the Durham all-rounder is expected to be fit for Brisbane.

Mark Wood's failure to prove his fitness after a heel injury and the stress fracture to the lower back sustained by Toby Roland-Jones at the end of an impressive maiden summer at Test level has opened up two seam-bowling spots, with Nottinghamshire's Jake Ball and Overton coming in - the latter after taking 46 wickets at 22 for Somerset this year.

"He can have as many talks from the England management, from his wife and his agent but he has got to understand now what he's doing and what he's been involved in in the last few days".

Westley is likely to pay the price for a poor run of form
Westley is likely to pay the price for a poor run of formHARRY TRUMP GETTY IMAGES

However, the Weston Colville-raised player struggled to match that form in the matches that followed against the South Africans and the West Indies, making double figures just twice from seven innings with a top score of 44.

National Selector James Whitaker said of Overton: "Craig Overton, who like [Ben] Foakes has come through the worldwide pathway, has been involved in the England set-up this summer with the Lions and the IT20 squad".

"His understanding of the England set-up will help him settle into the environment quickly and hit the ground running when we arrive in Perth next month". He will now get his chance at Test level. "Ben did have an X-ray yesterday (Tuesday)", said Strauss.

Kent head coach Matt Walker will assist England for the T20 series in Australia and New Zealand early next year.

England's cricketers will be shadowed by Ashes minders whenever they go out at night in Australia in a bid to avoid a repeat of the incident outside a Bristol bar that has left Ben Stokes facing a police investigation.

England's Ashes squad: Root (captain), Ali, Anderson, Bairstow, Ball, Ballance, Broad, Cook, Crane, Foakes, Malan, C. Overton, Stokes, Stoneman, Vince, Woakes.

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