Ben Stokes named in England ODI squad to face Australia

Ben Stokes leaves Eden Park Outer Oval after being dismissed

Ben Stokes leaves Eden Park Outer Oval after being dismissed

Stokes is now banned from global cricket while British authorities probe his alleged involvement in a late-night fight outside a Bristol nightclub, and it remained in doubt whether he would play.

"Alex Hales will now be considered for England selection following confirmation that he is no longer a suspect in relation to an incident in Bristol in September", the European Central Bank said in a statement on Monday night.

The England v Australia ODI series consists of five matches with the first at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 14.

"I'm sure there will be a fair bit of scrutiny".

In Stokes' absence, England kicked off the second Test by sticking the Aussies into bat in Adelaide but struggled to make any serious in-roads as the hosts closed day one on 209-4.

Police completed their investigation last week and the case is with United Kingdom prosecutors, who are determining whether to charge Stokes.

New Zealand-born Stokes did not travel to Australia with the rest of the squad for the Ashes Test series, and has missed the first two in Brisbane and Adelaide, with England losing both. England now deficiet in the Ashes series 2-0. We won't know it actually until it comes along.

"Whether it's any more of a circus than it's already been, it's hard to say".

"We've been playing some good one-day cricket and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at the top of the order have played well", England coach, Trevor Bayliss, said. If it happens, let's just get on with it and take it on the chin. "I can't see any changes there personally".

"We could bring Hales back in and drop one of those guys down, but then it would upset someone else".

"The two guys who have taken over, I just think that's the best way to go".

Stokes has since returned to competitive action in New Zealand with Canterbury and the European Central Bank has said it will make a swift decision on his availability once it receives confirmation of whether Stokes has been charged.

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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