September 27th, 2017
BBC – England have included vice-captain Ben Stokes in their 16-man Ashes Test squad despite his arrest on Monday.
The all-rounder, 26, has a minor finger fracture on his right hand after an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol but is expected to be fit for the tour.
Hampshire batsman James Vince and Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance are recalled, but Essex’s Tom Westley misses out.
Uncapped Somerset seamer Craig Overton, 23, is preferred to Mark Wood, who remains troubled by an ankle injury.
Stokes was held on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in the early hours of Monday morning.
He was detained overnight after the team’s victory in the third one-day international against West Indies and will not be available for the fourth ODI on Wednesday.
England, who were whitewashed 5-0 on their last tour of Australia, are looking to defend the Ashes which they regained on home soil in 2015.
The series begins in Brisbane on 23 November.
England cricketer Ben Stokes
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