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Dawid Malan replaces Ben Stokes in England ODI squad

Dawid Malan is set to make England debut in ODIs
Dawid Malan is set to make England debut in ODIs

England have replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes with uncapped batsman Dawid Malan for the upcoming One-Day International series against Australia.

The Durham all-rounder was named in the original squad but has been withdrawn as he waits for the outcome of a police investigation on his involvement in an incident in Bristol in September.

The incident had already costed Stokes a place in the Ashes squad and was replaced as vice-captain by James Anderson.

"England's selectors have added Dawid Malan to the one-day international squad for the series against Australia, starting on January 14.

"Ben Stokes will not travel with the group of players leaving the UK on January 2, pending CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) advice on the incident in Bristol in September.

"Should ECB receive formal confirmation that he has either, a) been charged or, b) will face no charges, the ECB board would convene within 48 hours to make a decision on his availability to represent England at that stage.

"ECB can also confirm that Ben Stokes has been given approval to enter the IPL draft and granted a no objection certificate (NOC)."

Meanwhile, Malan is already present in Australia with the England Test squad and has played nine games in the longer format and a solitary Twenty20 International but is yet to make an appearance in the 50-over format.

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