England not waiting on Stokes for ODIs

Dec 31, 2017 - 9:52 AM Ben Stokes is set to be replaced by Dawid Malan in England's one-day international squad to face Australia.

Stokes was named earlier this month in England's squad for the forthcoming series, even though he remains unavailable for international selection.

The match-winning allrounder is still waiting to see if he will be charged by British police over an incident following the late-night fracas outside a Bristol night club on September 25.

Press Association Sport understands that, with Eoin Morgan's white-ball specialists set to fly to Australia imminently for a series which starts on January 14, the England and Wales Cricket Board will announce middle-order batsman Malan's inclusion instead within the next 24 hours.

Stokes is currently playing for Canterbury cricket team in New Zealand. The 26-year-old left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler was born in Christchurch.

Source: AAP

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