Surrey all-rounder, Zafar Ansari, who was called up to the England Test squad to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month, has dislocated his thumb in a game against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The England selectors have called up batsman Alex Hales and all-rounder Zafar Ansari to the Test squad which will face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates for a three-match series starting 13th October.
Australia have managed to retain their number one position in the International Cricket Council One-Day International team rankings, while England have gained two points following the completion of the five-match bilateral series which ended 3-2 in favour of the visitors.
Australian captain Steven Smith revealed that his teammates were quite shaken after a bouncer from Mitchell Starc struck England captain Eoin Morgan on the helmet in the fifth One-day International at Old Trafford.
Mitchell Marsh and John Hastings bowled brilliant spells to turn the fifth and final One-Day International into a one-sided contest as Australia chased down a paltry 138 against England at Old Trafford with seven wickets in hand to claim the series.
After England's defeat at Lord's, which put Australia 2-0 up in the series, few would have given Eoin Morgan's side a chance of going in to the deciding match at Old Trafford all square, such was the dominance of the visitors’ performances.
Eoin Morgan played another captain's knock as England chased down 300 to win the fourth One-Day International against Australia by three wickets at Headingley to level the series 2-2 with one game left.
James Taylor struck his maiden One-Day International century as England set Australia a target of 301 and won by a massive 93 runs in the third ODI at Old Trafford narrowing Australia's lead in the series to 2-1.