Ben Stokes will continue his recovery from injury with England during their Vitality IT20 matches against Australia and India.
Big Bash League (BBL) boss Kim McConnie has ruled out any prospect of banned stars Steve Smith and David Warner being allowed to play during the 2018/19 season amid calls for the pair's punishments to be reconsidered.
Depleted Australia have concerns over another possible injury to one of their test players with long-serving batsman Shaun Marsh sustaining a shoulder problem while playing in a Twenty20 match for Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith described how being mentally drained after the Ashes led to him 'making horrible decisions' as he returned to competitive action for the first time since the ball-tampering controversy.
"Certainly I am really looking forward to captaining the Test team and continuing how I have been playing in that format.
JUSTIN LANGER launched a smiling, quirky charm offensive but he knows some ingrained views will never change.