A Melbourne hotel.
After a so-far bad-tempered Ashes series — replete with generous sledging from both sides, a ‘friendly’ head-butt on Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft by England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow and Ben Duckett dousing James Anderson's head with beer during a night out — England have invited their Australian counterparts for a festive meal to let bygones be bygones. The Christmas dinner is hosted by Ian Chappell and Ian Botham.
Here's what transpired ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, which will start on Tuesday (we can only half vouch for its authenticity):
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While the likes of Stokes, Archer, Chris Woakes have all been retained by their franchises, the likes of Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan along with 15 others will go under the hammer.
Former Australia captain Chappell said it was poor defence which led to England's collapse in the third Test against India.
Australia's David Warner along with Pakistan's Babar Azam, South Africa's Quinton de Kock and West Indies' Jason Holder are on a list of over 250 players vying for the seven remaining overseas places in the draft for the inaugural edition of the Hundred competition.