Ben Stokes returns to the England Men’s ODI set-up after deciding to reverse his decision to retire from the format, The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday (August 16).
The star all-rounder will make his comeback for the ODI squad in the forthcoming four match ODI series against New Zealand.
England have named the squads for the upcoming ODI Series and T20I Series against the Blackcaps, both of which comprise of four matches each.
Uncapped Surrey quick Gus Atkinson is included in both the squads.
The T20I squad against New Zealand includes three uncapped players – Gus Atkinson, Josh Tongue and John Turner.
“We have been able to name two extremely strong squads that underline the depth of talent we enjoy in white-ball cricket.” England Men’s National Selector, Luke Wright, said.
“The return of Ben Stokes only adds to that quality with his match-winning ability and leadership. I am certain that every fan will enjoy seeing him back in an England ODI shirt again.
“We’re also excited to give first international call-ups to both Gus Atkinson and John Turner while Josh Tongue has deserved a place in the T20 squad after impressing during the Ashes.
“Any series against New Zealand is closely fought and will provide us with an ideal opportunity to test ourselves against one of the best teams in the world.”
- England ODI squad:
Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid , Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes
- England T20I squad:
Jos Buttler (C), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett,
Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Josh Tongue, John Turner, Luke Wood
- England vs New Zealand – T20I Series schedule
1st T20I : Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street – 30 August
2nd T20I : Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester – 1 September
3rd T20I : Edgbaston, Birmingham – 3 September
4th T20I : Trent Bridge, Nottingham – 5 September
- England vs New Zealand – ODI Series schedule
1st ODI: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff – 8 September
2nd ODI: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton – 10 September
3rd ODI: The Kia Oval, London – 13 September
4th ODI: Lord’s, London – 15 September