Ben Stokes will be free to play for England next month after cricket chiefs performed a massive U-turn and cleared him to play ahead of his court case for affray. Even though a date is still to be set for Stokes' initial court appearance, he will be allowed to take part in the New Zealand portion of the T20 triangular tournament which means he could appear in an England shirt as soon as February 13 in Wellington.
Jonny Bairstow has told bosses to look elsewhere, when it comes to fitting Ben Stokes back into England’s one-day team. Bairstow reckons he has worked too hard for too long to see his one-day place taken away from him, and he’s got the numbers to back it up. With Jason Roy breaking records in Melbourne, it means Alex Hales – who faces a disciplinary hearing in the near future – is set to be looking over his shoulder, when his old mate Stokes returns to the 50-over fray in New Zealand.
Moeen Ali has opened up on his Ashes failure and admitted he let the team down during the 4-0 thrashing. The batting all-rounder, who has been playing as England’s first choice spinner, couldn’t have had a much worse series than he did averaging 19 with the bat and 115 with the ball. But he has bounced back well at the start of the one day series hitting the winning runs in Melbourne and crucially delivering 1-39 from his first 10-over stint to help rebuild his shattered confidence.
Now that Ben Stokes has been charged with one count of affray the ECB board will convene within the next 48 hours to determine whether or not he can play for England before his (yet to be announced) court date.
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