Ben Stokes named in England T20I squad

Ben Stokes' participation dependent on whether he is charged for his involvement in an altercation outside a nightclub in September
Ben Stokes' participation dependent on whether he is charged for his involvement in an altercation outside a nightclub in September
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England have named all-rounder Ben Stokes in the Twenty20 International squad for the tri-series that also involves Australia and New Zealand.

However, his participation in the series will depend on the outcome of a charge on his involvement in an incident in Bristol in September last year which forced him to miss the five-Test Ashes series and the One-Day Internationals to follow.

“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,” said an ECB statement.

All-rounder Moeen Ali along with wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow have been rested while Test skipper Joe Root along with Dawid Malan, James Vince, Sam Billings and Mark Wood have been included in the 16-man squad after missing out on the last played T20 series against West Indies.

The tri-series will be played between 3rd and 21st February with every side playing each other two times in the initial stage.

England's T20I Tri-Series 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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