Ben Stoke will join the ODI squad against Australia

Ross Houston
December 7, 2017

Ben Stokes has been included in England's one day worldwide squad for the series that follows the Ashes tests in Australia, but the cricket allrounder is still sweating on a decision from prosecutors. The prosecutors' decision will determine if Stokes' suspension is over.

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.

Police completed their investigation last week and the case is with United Kingdom prosecutors, who are determining whether to charge Stokes. There's been a fair bit of scrutiny that's come along with it in the first five or six weeks (of England's Ashes tour) as well.

On whether Stokes will actually be available or not, Bayliss said: " I've got absolutely no idea. If it happens, let's just get on with it and take it on the chin.

"It was unfortunate that Jason couldn't turn a corner for the semi-final or the lead into it and the opportunity fell to Jonny, which was great", Morgan said.

"He is obviously getting cricket under his belt, which is a really good decision. given that he could potentially come back quickly".

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.

"The two openers we had did very well and it would be hard to go against [them]", Bayliss said. "But we've got to adjust to that at some stage".

"It's very pleasing to have Alex back, when the news broke it was going to be a boost to the squad in what I think will be a tough series in the New Year and that starts off 2018 for us, which will be quite a significant year for us in growing what we've established as a team, and he remains a vital part of that". "I can't see any changes there personally".

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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