He is joined by Alex Hales, who was also suspended after the Bristol incident but has since been told he can play for England after police confirmed he would not face criminal charges. Both players could yet face disciplinary action by the England and Wales Cricket Board. But with Stokes' situation still not determined, he may not feature in the five-match one-day series, let alone the current Ashes series. The England all-rounder is currently in New Zealand, where he is playing for Canterbury after being granted dispensation by the ECB.
Ben Stokes, Alex Hales named in England squad for ODI series versus Australia. Their involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to Bristol incident. #AUSvENG pic.twitter.com/MehWl0Jsca— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) December 7, 2017
The first one-day international is in Melbourne on Jan. 14. England squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have both been named in England's ODI squad for the five-match series against Australia, but it remains possible that neither will play https://t.co/yeatRGYhhF— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 7, 2017