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England fought back after losing the early wicket of Cook on the opening morning of the first Ashes Test against Australia.
It was Tim Paine unbeaten 71 for Tasmania last week on the eve of Test selection that came just at the right time.
Jake Ball has won England's fourth seamer spot for the Ashes series opener after being passed fit to play against Australia.
Ex-England wicketkeeper Matt Prior hit back at Nathan Lyon for saying Australia aimed to end careers in the Ashes series.
Joe Root said Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins would be feeling the heat as they play their first home Ashes series.
The Ashes series, which gets underway in Brisbane, represents the latest chapter in Test cricket's oldest rivalry.
Australia skipper Steve Smith warned England to expect another white-knuckle ride on a pace-friendly Gabba pitch.
Maxwell has been called into the Australia squad as cover for injury-hit Warner for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
Ange Postecoglou quit on Wednesday as Socceroos coach a week after Australia beat Honduras to qualify for 2018 World Cup.
David Warner's neck injury has improved and he is expected to play in the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.
An emotional Postecoglou said he will not take Australia to the World Cup next year after a lengthy qualification campaign.
Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can't rule him out of the high profile opening Test against England.
Australia have a formidable record at Brisbane's intimidating 'Gabbatoir' where they have not lost a Test match since 1988.
There has been speculation that England all-rounder Ben Stokes could return in time for the third of a five-Test series.
Here is an examination of four key England players for the five-Test Ashes series against Australia, which starts in Brisbane.