India vs England: Hosts recall Ben Stokes for third Test at Trent Bridge
Ben Stokes was added to England’s 13-man squad on Tuesday, just hours after being acquitted on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court.cricket Updated: Aug 17, 2018 18:41 IST
England have recalled Ben Stokes to starting XI for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, captain Joe Root announced Friday.
All-rounder Stokes was added to England’s 13-man squad on Tuesday, just hours after being acquitted on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court.
Stokes replaces left-arm swing bowler Sam Curran, England’s man-of-the-match in their 31-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston earlier this month.
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Stokes missed England’s innings and 159-run win in the second Test at Lord’s last week because of a clash of dates with his trial after playing in the series-opener.
England lead the five-match series 2-0 and victory in the third Test, which starts on Saturday, will see them retain the Pataudi Trophy.
England XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
First Published: Aug 17, 2018 18:41 IST