Liam Livingstone confident he can pass the Test


'Obviously there was an issue and he knows what he did was wrong and certainly I think he's learnt his lesson coming back into the side, ' said the skipper.

Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is disappointed with the kind of players emerging from the county set up in the UK. "Apart from that, it's just what I've learned from other coaches". Gets bounce off a length and has plenty of guts, as he showed in playing on in Perth with a cracked rib.

England squad: Joe Root (Captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

"So whatever is thrown at me, I feel like I'm confident enough to play my shots no matter what the standard".

"Pat Cummins is someone I compared myself too".

"It's a massive challenge against one of the best teams in the world, we're looking forward to doing battle with them and trying to take this series".

Another surprise inclusion in the team was controversial all-rounder Ben Stokes, though his involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to a brawling incident in Bristol in September.

Morgan top-scored with 81 not out as England chased down 258 with nearly ten overs to spare before giving his views on Hales. His knock turned out to be match winnings as England pulled off their first victory in Australia in two months.

"A lot of our guys didn't play in the Ashes, so we're full of energy and full of beans".

The Test leg of the three-format tour ended with a 4-0 home win and the Ashes safely back on Australian soil and Stoinis hopes the change from five days to 50 overs does not lead to a shift in momentum.

But even as a batsman renowned for his hard-hitting and occasionally extravagant batting, Livingstone believes he is better-suited to the red-ball game - and reflecting on his selection at a crisp and cold Emirates Old Trafford today, the 24-year-old left no doubt about his desire to play Test cricket.

Earlier, captain Matt Renshaw - the only player with senior worldwide experience in the side - blew his best chance to impress Australian selectors ahead of March's tour of South Africa when he was caught behind for 25.