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England win toss as Hales returns; Tye debuts for Australia

14 January 2018

The 27-year-old returned to training on Wednesday after receiving treatment for gastroenteritis, which forced him to retire hurt on the final day in the Sydney defeat that gave Australia a 4-0 test series triumph. While calls for his position to be reviewed were met with resistance by the European Central Bank chairman, Colin Graves, and the chief executive, Tom Harrison, Bayliss revealed he will not be seeking a new deal when his contract expires at the end of the 2019 summer. But the swashbuckling batsman is confident of turning things around in coloured outfit and indicated that they will stick to their own game plans in the series.

"You can't replace Ben Stokes, but you can go some way to filling his spot with the variety England have got in their limited-overs set-up", said Taylor. "Now and again, someone, I wouldn't say gets it, but knows where I am coming from".

The coach has been criticised for overseeing just 15 victories in 38 Tests at the helm, but has proved far more successful in the shorter formats by guiding the team to the final of the World Twenty20 in 2016 and the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy semifinals.

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"He has been brilliant for us".

Ahead of a busy worldwide schedule, including home Test matches against India and Pakistan, England coach Trevor Bayliss has urged Root to skip the 2018 Indian Premier League.

When asked what needed to improve, Root replied: "Batting for long periods of time, finding ways of taking wickets when it's not necessarily going for us".

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BBC Sport looks at why England can be considered favourites to win the series less than two years on from their miserable World Cup showing. To be in that space you need to be setting or bucking trends or being able to adapt.

"I've got time going into the New Zealand series to get myself clear on how I want to move forward, and if the lads aren't prepared to get onboard with that then we've got to go with something different", he warned. "Also the best way to address it is to be on the front foot". The all-rounder will play no part in the ODIs as he waits to hear whether he faces any charges for the incident in a Bristol street in the early hours of 25 September.

That places them behind their hosts, as well as second-placed India and market leaders South Africa, and proves there is a distance yet to go if Morgan's squad are to end a pursuit that began 43 years and 11 editions ago. He's a huge part of our side so we're desperate for him to be fit and well. "It creates a lot more calm around the periphery".

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England won the toss and chose to bowl against Australia in opening ODI at Melbourne. An internal European Central Bank disciplinary hearing will not take place until Stokes's legal case has concluded, which has allowed Hales to return to global duty.

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England win toss as Hales returns; Tye debuts for Australia