Blackpool Tyke ----Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement
Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.
Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
That is what I said. The team should be picked on merit, but that does not mean he will play. He may be refused a visa, have to be in England for court cases or even serving "time" IF found guilty.
At the moment, at the time of selection he is not guilty of anything, so the side is picked on merit.
What happens subsequently can be dealt with then, it may mean he does not travel to Australia with the squad, but you can not pre-judge anything.