Stokes returns to England ODI squad for India series

2018-06-29 13:59
Ben Stokes (Getty)

London - England's talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named in the squad for the three-match one-day international series with India after missing the 5-0 whitewash of Australia with a hamstring injury. 

The 27-year-old New Zealand-born star has not played since he suffered the injury in the lead-up to the second Test against Pakistan in June, but is due to play for Durham in their Twenty20 match against Yorkshire on July 5. 

"If he can prove his fitness on his return to competitive cricket, Stokes is also in contention to return to the T20 squad for the third T20 against India in Bristol on Sunday, July 8," read the statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). 

The ECB also offered some hope to Warwickshire paceman Chris Woakes, who is recovering from a torn right quad and a long-standing knee injury which he exacerbated in the second Test against Pakistan. 

"If he (Woakes) proves his fitness, he could be added to the squad during the latter part of the ODI series," said the ECB.


Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood

Match schedule:

1st ODI, England v India, Thursday, July 12. Trent Bridge, Nottingham 13:30

2nd ODI, England v India, Saturday, July 14. Lord's, London 13:30

3rd ODI, England v India, Tuesday, July 17. Headingley, Leeds 13:30

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