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England set to recall Stokes: report

UK media report says Ben Stokes and Alex Hales could be named in ODI squad later this week

England could name suspended duo Ben Stokes and Alex Hales in their squad for the looming Gillette One-Day Series in Australia.

British newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting the pair might be provisionally included in England's one-day squad, which is expected to be announced later this week.

Stokes and Hales have been suspended indefinitely by England's cricket board after being involved in a street brawl in Bristol in late September.

UK police have finalised their investigation into the fight with prosecutors now deciding whether or not to charge England's vice-captain Stokes.

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The Daily Mail is reporting that barring a decision from prosecutors in the next couple of days, "England are currently minded to include both men" in their one-day squad.

England play Australia in a five-match limited overs series, starting on January 14 in Melbourne. The series will then head to Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide before the fifth game in Perth at the brand new Perth Stadium.

The ban on Stokes and Hales applies only to England matches, with Stokes returning to competitive cricket in New Zealand last Sunday.

Stokes played a NZ domestic one-dayer for Canterbury and is expected to feature in another game for them in Auckland on Wednesday.

England's hierarchy have said they will reassess their stance on Stokes and Hales once prosecutors announce whether they will be charged.

2017-18 International Fixtures

Magellan Ashes Series

Australia Test squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers.

England Test squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson (vc), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes.

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Fifth Test SCG, January 4-8 (Pink Test). Tickets

Gillette ODI Series v England

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Second ODI Gabba, January 19. Tickets

Third ODI SCG, January 21. Tickets

Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Tickets

Fifth ODI Perth Stadium, January 28. Tickets

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PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Tickets

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Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. Tickets

Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Tickets

Fourth T20I – NZ v England, Wellington, February 14

Fifth T20I – NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16

Sixth T20I – NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18

Final – TBC, Eden Park, February 21