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England cricket assistant coach mocks Southgate

England cricket assistant coach mocks Southgate

As England’s cricketers went to practice at Old Trafford, assistant coach Paul Farbrace held up a whiteboard with the squad list written on it.

It was captioned with: ‘Just for the press, our starting team is within this group.’

Sadly for the opponents Australia, knowing England’s side in advance has made little difference so far on this tour.

England are on the verge of a whitewash in the five-match series ahead of the final game at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Eoin Morgan’s side have been dominant in the series so far, particularly with the bat, and broke their own record for the highest ever ODI total.

They smashed 481 for six in the 242-run victory in the third ODI at Trent Bridge last week.