Document wicket-taker has drink poured over his head in bar final week and skipper admits he ‘must focus’
JOE ROOT has criticised his England vice-captain Jimmy Anderson for setting a poor instance within the ‘Drinkgate’ scandal.
Staff-mate Ben Duckett was fined £1,500 and given a closing warning for chucking a beer over Anderson in a Perth bar.
Anderson admitted he ought to have been “smarter” and that Australia will “use the Duckett incident as a method of goading us.”
And when requested if England’s main wicket-taker ought to set a greater instance, Root – who questions why Anderson was there within the first place – replied: “Yeah, perhaps just a little bit.
“Lots of people have spoken and given their views. His focus now must be about main that bowling assault and doing the fitting issues on the sphere.”
England coach Trevor Bayliss has learn the riot act to his gamers.
The Aussie was livid final week after a number of gamers returned to the identical bar in Perth the place Jonny Bairstow bizarrely greeted Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft with a head butt on the opening evening of the tour.
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Bayliss made it clear any further breaches of discipline would not be tolerated – and that offenders could see their international careers ended.
As England prepare for tomorrow’s Third Test, a source said: “Trevor read the riot act and said that it was up to the players – if any continued showing an unprofessional attitude, they would be left out.”
ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Vince, Root (capt), Malan, Bairstow (wkt), Moeen, Woakes, Overton, Broad, Anderson.
AUSTRALIA (likely): Warner, Bancroft, Khawaja, Smith (capt), S.Marsh, M.Marsh, Paine (wkt), Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood, Lyon.