England issue update over injured duo Stokes and Woakes

The England mainstay was rested for the Trans Tasman Tri-Series against Australia and New Zealand earlier in the year

The England mainstay was rested for the Trans Tasman Tri-Series against Australia and New Zealand earlier in the year

Ben Stokes will continue his recovery from injury with England during their Vitality IT20 matches against Australia and India.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was left out of the squad announced yesterday for the upcoming Twenty20 worldwide matches against Australia and India.

Aside from missing the ODI series with Australia he'll also miss the lone Twenty20 global against Australia at Edgbaston, on June 27 and the three T20s at home to India in July.

England have announced a 14-man squad for the Vitality T20I series against Australia and India, with Joe Root returning to the format for the first time since September 2017.

Fast bowler Mark Wood has been rested and seamer Jake Ball was recalled.

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Batsman Dawid Malan has made four half-centuries in just five Twenty20 appearances to date - including two in succession in England's most recent matches in New Zealand last winter.

The England and Wales Cricket Board attached a brief statement to the squad announcement.

The Warwickshire paceman still hopes to be available an time for the three-match one-day worldwide series against India, which starts on July 12.

The Durham all-rounder was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Australia after suffering a torn hamstring in the build-up to the second Test against Pakistan. Morgan, who missed Saturday's game against Australia in Cardiff due to a back spasm, took part in training at Trent Bridge on Monday morning and hopes to play the third ODI on Tuesday, while Stokes is said to be "progressing well" after sustaining a torn left hamstring a couple of weeks ago.

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