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England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to make his international comeback in the ODI series against India as he has recovered from a torn hamstring.
Stokes suffered the injury in the lead-up to the second Test against Pakistan and was subsequently ruled out of the limited overs fixtures against Ireland and Australia.
With the ODI series against India getting underway on July 12, Stokes is set to represent Durham in their Vitality Blast T20 match against Yorkshire at Headingley on July 5.
Should he prove he is fully fit, Stokes could even feature in the third Twenty20 International against India on July 8 in Bristol.
“Ben is a three-in-one player,” England assistant coach Paul Farbrace was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “He can bowl and he is the best fielder. You are going to bring him in as soon as he is available. It might mean another shift in your batting order but he’s not a bad bloke to be coming into your team.”
Meanwhile, all-rounder Chris Woakes remains out of action as he continues to recover from a torn right quad and knee injury.
However, there is a possibility he could make his return in the latter part of the ODI series if he proves his fitness.
Pace bowler Sam Curran, who made his Test debut against Pakistan and his ODI debut against Australia last month, was left out of the side since his brother Tom has recovered from a niggle.
England’s ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood