England XI: Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (capt), Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes
Hmmm, some inexperience there!
Without Stokes I really fear for England and I didn’t have an awful lot of hope before he punched that guy’s lights out. Australia are flawed too of course but if they can keep their seamers fit and firing, I think they will have more than an edge with home advantage and all.
Anyone see any reason for optimism?