Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes to miss rest of Australia ODI series

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Ben Stokes has been left out of England's three-match Twenty20 global home series against India starting on July 3 with a torn left hamstring, the England and Wales Cricket Board have announced. On the other hand, Ben Stokes will be fit and will be making his comeback during the T20I series against India, which precedes the ODI series.

Furthermore, Sam Curran who recently played his debut Test match against Pakistan is also included in the English squad.

Fast bowler Mark Wood, a county colleague of Stokes's at Durham, has been rested from the squad, with Jake Ball now in contention to win his first Twenty20 cap.

The same 14-man squad will do duty in a one-off T20I against Australia in Birmingham on June 27.

Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan was a surprising omission given he has four fifties in just five T20 worldwide appearances including two in succession in England's most recent matches in New Zealand.

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Batsman Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Moeen Ali return after being rested for the T20 games in the winter.

However, he will be with the England squad as he continues his recovery.

Experienced all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes both miss out, meaning that the Currans have a strong chance of appearing in the series. Stokes is now undergoing rehabilitation as he tore his left hamstring during the two-match Test series against Pakistan.

Stokes and Woakes were already expected to miss the remaining three games of the five-match one day series against Australia.

Stokes is now recovering from a torn left hamstring, which he sustained in the lead-up to the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley.