Ben Stokes ruled out from ODIs against Australia; Dawid Malan likely to replace

England’s all rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the one-day squad for the Australia series with Dawid Malan to be his likely replacement. 

Malan had a good outing in Australia in the ongoing Ashes so far, scoring his maiden Test century at Perth. He averages 42 with bat in List A cricket and can bat anywhere at the top.

Stokes was earlier named in the five-match series ODI squad by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), citing his selection was dependent on the outcome of the police investigation, which has now been delayed, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Stoke’s case is currently being reviewed by the Criminal Prosecution Service, which will decide the process and movement further. The case has been with them since November but no indication about when the final decision will come.

 

 

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