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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
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England's Ben Stokes during nets at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on August 17, 2018. (REUTERS)

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