Ben Stokes named in England's ODI squad for Australia series

Ben Stokes leaves Eden Park Outer Oval after being dismissed

PHIL WALTER GETTY IMAGES Ben Stokes leaves Eden Park Outer Oval after being dismissed

The reason why it was dominated by Stokes chat was because of an incident that took place outside of a Bristol nightclub, which eventually was investigated by police.

England missing his former vice-captain Ben stokes who is now has been included in the 16-man squad for the five-match ODI series against Australia which will begin from 14 of January.

The all-rounder is now playing for Canterbury Kings with he and Hales having not played for England since 24 September after they were declared unavailable for selection until further notice following their night out in Bristol which saw Stokes arrested. Not only did they lose the Adelaide by 120 runs to go down 2-0, but across the Tasman in New Zealand, Ben Stokes, who is now suspended has endured a torrid time in Canterbury.

"Selectors were given clear guidance to name their strongest squad and have made their selections accordingly", the European Central Bank said in a short statement.

That means Stokes is included, even though the all-rounder is now the subject of an European Central Bank suspension as he waits to hear whether he will be charged for his involvement in a disorder that took place in Bristol in September.

Stokes could yet return mid-series to the Ashes if police decide not to charge him. "I can't see any changes there personally".

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The suspended vice-captain was also initially named in England's Test squad but it's increasingly likely he may not play any part in the ongoing series.

The England all-rounder, who scored just two and went wicketless on his debut on Sunday, made 34 from 41 balls and again failed to take a scalp as Canterbury fell to a seven-wicket defeat to Auckland.

"Hales has a bit to do to get back in the team". There were murmurs within the camp that senior players including Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Bairstow would be rested for the ODIs but Bayliss meant to hold on to the core in preparation for the 2019 World Cup. "We want to play well and get ourselves high up that order as we possibly can". We won't know it actually until it comes along.

"We'll keep a check on players such as Joe Root and Moeen Ali in this Test series and the one-dayers".

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

Asked about the timing of any clarification of Stokes' situation, Bayliss said: "I've got absolutely no idea". If it happens, let's just get on with it and take it on the chin.

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