England's Ashes squad have begun to settle in Down Under and lined up for their official team photo ahead of their second training session on Wednesday.

Stuart Broad and Co looked in good spirits as they posed for cameras in their whites at the WACA in Perth ahead of their first warm-up match against Western Australia on Saturday.

The team then changed back into their training gear for their second nets session of the near three-month long tour.

England's Ashes squad pose for their official team photo  on Wednesday morning

England's Ashes squad pose for their official team photo  on Wednesday morning

England's Ashes squad pose for their official team photo on Wednesday morning

The England team were all smiles as they posed for cameras at the WACA in Perth

The England team were all smiles as they posed for cameras at the WACA in Perth

The England team were all smiles as they posed for cameras at the WACA in Perth

The team proceeded to train under clear blue skies on another warm and sunny day in the Western Australia capital.

And the players seemed to be getting on swimmingly after The Sun revealed they are sharing rooms for the first time in 20 years to help them bond for tour.

The squad have been split into pairs at their apartments in Perth in an effort to get the new players to get to know each other better.

Perth is the first stop with just under a month until the first Test gets underway in Brisbane.

The game against Western Australia is the first first of three warm-up matches for Trevor Bayliss' men with two matches against Cricket Australia to follow.

After the conclusion of the fifth Test in Sydney at the start of January, the tourists will embark on a five-match ODI series before two Twenty20 clashes in February.

Bowler Stuart Broad helps as the players put the chairs into position for the photo shoot 

Bowler Stuart Broad helps as the players put the chairs into position for the photo shoot 

Bowler Stuart Broad helps as the players put the chairs into position for the photo shoot 

Joe Root (front row, 3rd right) and Alastair Cook share a joke as they wait for their team-mates

Joe Root (front row, 3rd right) and Alastair Cook share a joke as they wait for their team-mates

Joe Root (front row, 3rd right) and Alastair Cook share a joke as they wait for their team-mates

James Anderson (left), Cook (centre) and Root laugh prior to the team's nets session

James Anderson (left), Cook (centre) and Root laugh prior to the team's nets session

James Anderson (left), Cook (centre) and Root laugh prior to the team's nets session

A 16-man squad flew out of England on Saturday, with Ben Stokes the notable absentee.

The all-rounder remains grounded awaiting news of whether a charge will follow an early-hours fracas in Bristol last month that resulted in his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

With a police investigation ongoing, the ECB are yet to rule out the 26-year-old participating in Australia, although he is unavailable for selection until further notice.  

Broad throws the ball as Trevor Bayliss' team worked on their fielding in Western Australia

Broad throws the ball as Trevor Bayliss' team worked on their fielding in Western Australia

Broad throws the ball as Trevor Bayliss' team worked on their fielding in Western Australia

Chris Woakes (left) and Moeen Ali bowl during the team's second training session Down Under

England batsman Gary Ballance looks on as he waits to bat on a sunny day in Perth

England batsman Gary Ballance looks on as he waits to bat on a sunny day in Perth

England batsman Gary Ballance looks on as he waits to bat on a sunny day in Perth

Mooen Ali (left) and coach Trevor Bayliss during the England portrait session on Wednesday

Former captain Alastair Cook (left) and batsman James Vince (right)

Bowlers Stuart Broad (left) and James Anderson (right)

Batsman Gary Ballance (left) and all-rounder Chris Woakes (right)

Pace bowler Steven Finn (left) and spinner Mason Crane (right)

Wicket-keepers Jonny Bairstow (left) and Ben Foakes (right)

Jake Ball (left) and David Malan (right)

Opener Mark Stoneman (left) and Craig Overton (right)

England captain Joe Root poses inside the changing rooms at the WACA

England captain Joe Root poses inside the changing rooms at the WACA

England captain Joe Root poses inside the changing rooms at the WACA

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