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England name Ben Stokes in T20I team for upcoming tri-series: Cricket, News

Highlights

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    The tri-series will comprise of 7 T20I matches starting Feb. 3

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    Stokes’ inclusion in the T20 team is still subject to possible legal proceedings

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    ECB has also given Stokes permission to enter the draft for the IPL

All-rounder Ben Stokes has been included in England’s squad for the Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand starting later this month.

The suspended all-rounder was already named in the ODI squad for the series against Australia even though he remains unavailable for international selection as he waits to see if he will be charged following an incident outside a pub in Bristol on September 25.

All-rounder Mooen Ali, who has been short of form on the Ashes tour, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow have been rested for the tournament, which starts in Sydney on Feb. 3 and concludes with the final in Auckland on Feb. 21.

Test skipper Joe Root and Dawid Malan were also included with seamer Mark Wood and batsmen James Vince and Sam Billings brought back into the squad after missing England’s last Twenty20 against West Indies in September.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said Monday that Stokes’ inclusion in the 16-man Twenty20 team is still subject to possible legal proceedings over the incident.

“Ben Stokes is included, though his involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to the incident in Bristol in September,” an ECB statement said. “Should the ECB Board receive formal confirmation that Stokes has either been charged or that he will face no charges, they would convene within 48 hours to make a decision on his availability for the team at that stage.”

Last week, England replaced Ben Stokes in its one-day international squad after giving the him permission to enter the draft for the lucrative Indian Premier League at the end of January.

Eoin Morgan will captain the England Twenty20 side for the Australia and New Zealand series.

Meanwhile, Australia crushed England by an innings and 123 runs in the fifth and final Test to clinch the Ashes series 4-0.

England were skittled out for 180 in their second innings on Day 5 with pacer Pat Cummins finishing with 4 wickets while Nathan Lyon took three.

England Twenty20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood

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