England must learn from off-field mistake: Joe Root
Captain Joe Root says England must learn from their off-field mistakes in the failed defence of the Ashes.
Before the tour began, Ben Stokes was arrested after an incident in Bristol and has not played for England since.
“There’s definitely stuff we’ll take from this trip and make sure we don’t make those mistakes again,” said Root.
Stokes was arrested in September and is still awaiting the results of a police investigation. He remains unavailable for international selection until further notice from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Lions batsman Duckett was handed a final warning over his conduct as an England player after the incident with Anderson, which happened in the same Perth bar as Bairstow’s meeting with Australia batsman Bancroft.
Although both men described the incident as “without malice”, the England squad were still placed under a midnight curfew.