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

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been provisionally selected for the one-day international series against Australia.

Stokes, who is currently playing for Canterbury in New Zealand, is not a part of England’s Ashes squad and is awaiting the result of the ongoing police investigation following a nightclub brawl on September 25.   -  Getty Images

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been provisionally selected for the one-day international series against Australia.

Stokes, who is currently playing for Canterbury in New Zealand, is not a part of England’s Ashes squad and is awaiting the result of the ongoing police investigation following a nightclub brawl on September 25.

“Both Alex Hales and Ben Stokes are included, though their involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to the incident in Bristol in September,” a statement from ECB said.

The first one-day international between England and Australia begins on January 15 in Melbourne.

England 16-man ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), 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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