England's disastrous performance in the ongoing Ashes series has caused significant outrage back home with former players such as Kevin Pietersen calling for institutional changes to arrest the slide
England trail the ongoing five-match Ashes series 0-3.
Australia made one injury-enforced change for the fourth test starting Jan 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Usman Khawaja replacing middle-order batter Travis Head.
Head is asymptomatic and will remain in Melbourne with his partner for seven days as per the Victorian government's health requirements.
Having grown up on the Australian pitches, Warner said bounce is one of the main hurdles for England.
The post of the national selector of England's men's cricket team was made redundant as part of a restructuring process after more than a century by the ECB earlier this year.
Joe Root's men were the fastest to surrender the Urn after they were skittled out for a meagre 68 on day 3 of the third Test to lose the match by an innings and 14 runs.
Trailing by 82 runs on the first innings of the third test, England resumed on Tuesday’s third day of play on 31-4 and was bowled out for 68, losing by an innings and 14 runs.
Resuming on Tuesday on 31-4, England was bowled out for 68. Ben Stokes, on 11, was bowled by Mitchell Starc in the fifth over of the day.
Pat Cummins had to sit out the second Ashes Test in Adelaide because of his exposure to a Covid positive patient while at a dinner with his friend Harry Conway.
Scott Boland was brought in as cover earlier this week and received the starting nod when fellow fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser were ruled out because of muscle soreness.
For McGrath, too much bromance between England and Australian players, which he largely attributed to IPL and Big Bash, was taking away the required passion while representing the country.
Harris, the beleaguered Australian test opener, has 14 consecutive dismissals without reaching a half-century. His test average of 22.19 is the lowest of all regular Australian openers in 128 years.
Former skipper Michael Atherton, meanwhile, said Joe Root may lose his Test captaincy if England doesn't arrest the slide and overturn the 0-2 deficit in the ongoing series.
Sharp criticism of the team selections has followed after England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat in Brisbane before losing by 275 runs at Adelaide.