Sport Things to watch out for in England's final Ashes warm up

14:46  14 november  2017
14:46  14 november  2017 Source:   Read Sport

England take little time to seal 192-run victory in Ashes warm-up match

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CA XI v England - Four Day Tour Match: Day 3 © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Sport CA XI v England - Four Day Tour Match: Day 3

England will play their final warm-up match ahead of the Ashes series as they face the Cricket Australia XI once again on Wednesday morning

After a ‘blow-the-cobwebs off’ type two-day game, England defeated the Cricket Australia XI in a four-day night first-class match in Adelaide.

With England facing their final warm-up match ahead of the real thing getting underway, it’s vital that they can select as close to what they management team want to the team which will start the first Test.

I’ve taken a look at the things we need to watch out for in the final warm up game:

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England will make a decision regarding Ben Stokes' future after a police investigation has concluded, says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison. Stokes is waiting to hear if he will be charged after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following a late-night fracas in Bristol on September 25, with a decision expected this week.The 26-year-old all-rounder has stayed at home while the rest of the England squad are in Australia preparing for the first Ashes Test, which starts in Brisbane on November 23.

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