Stokes' trial will begin on August 6, after he entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of affray following the incident in Bristol on September 25, which means he will miss the Lord's Test against India and Strauss said a plan for the summer would be discussed when England return from New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Bumble praises Dawid Malan and how he established himself in the side during the Ashes and backs Mark Stoneman and James Vince to do the same in New Zealand.
Ali believes he's not the only England player with a point to prove in the wake of their Ashes misery. "Knowing we've got a much stronger side when he's playing, it gives everyone else a good lift". "I've still got ambitions to play some more Test cricket, I've got to score some runs to Auckland and hopefully the call will come".
Moeen suffered more than most during the Ashes, averaging just 19.88 with the bat after being moved up to fill the Stokes-shaped hole in the order and 115 with the ball.
Stokes is still expected to play even if he can not bowl his usual workload, but if he only plays as a batsman England will have to look at the balance of their side with a batsman likely to miss out. Is he going to toughen up a little bit? "It's where I need to be as a cricketer, and I hope that will come to fruition in the foreseeable future". "The balance of the team is pretty much sorted when he's in the team". Back in 2009, Obama met Brian Lara while in Trinidad for the Fifth Summit of the Americas where an invitation was extended to the former West Indies great from the White House.
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New Zealand's Martin Guptill plays a shot.
"I feel like my confidence is slowly getting back".
"You've got to get back on that horse and try your best, and nearly forget about the bad days if you can", he said. "Whether it's in these two Tests or in England, it is coming".