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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to join squad in New Zealand

Stokes missed two one-day internationals in opposition to West Indies in England final yr and your entire winter Ashes Test sequence in Australia

Ben Stokes will join the England squad in New Zealand after showing at Bristol Magistrates Court on Tuesday on a cost of affray.

The first listening to of Stokes’ trial is scheduled for Monday, 12 March at Bristol Crown Court, though he’s not required to return to the UK to attend it.

Stokes, who missed the latest Ashes sequence which hosts Australia gained Four-Zero, will arrive in Hamilton in Friday, the place England face the Black Caps on Sunday.

However, an England and Wales Cricket Board assertion mentioned Stokes “is not currently being considered” for the continuing T20 tri-series, which ends on 21 February.

England then play 5 one-day internationals and two Tests in opposition to New Zealand.

“Any decision to include him in upcoming matches will be made by head coach Trevor Bayliss and the England management team,” the assertion added.

“As soon as he was available to come we wanted him to get out here,” Bayliss advised BBC Sport on Tuesday.

“I think getting back to cricket will be a relief to him. He’s an out and out sportsman and that’s what he does best.”

England in New Zealand in 2018
18 February Twenty20: New Zealand v England, Hamilton (06:00 GMT)
21 February T20 ultimate: Australia v England or New Zealand, Auckland (06:00 GMT)
25 February 1st ODI with New Zealand, Hamilton (d/n) (01:00 GMT)
28 February 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui (d/n) (01:00 GMT, moved from Napier)
Three March third ODI, Wellington (Westpac Stadium) (d/n) (01:00 GMT)
7 March 4th ODI, Dunedin (22:00 GMT, 6 Mar)
10 March fifth ODI, Christchurch (22:00 GMT, 9 Mar)
22-26 March 1st Test, Auckland (d/n) (01:00 GMT)
30 March-Three April 2nd Test, Christchurch (22:00 GMT, 29 Mar-2 Apr)

Stokes has not performed for England since an incident outdoors a Bristol nightclub in September.

Stokes performed six home matches in New Zealand in December.

He appeared in three one-day video games and three T20s for Canterbury Kings after being cleared to play by the ECB.

Stokes returned to the UK to spend Christmas along with his household and has been given permission to participate in the Indian Premier League, which begins in April.

Ben Stokes timeline

25 September – Stokes and team-mate Alex Hales are concerned in an incident at about 02:35 BST close to Bristol’s Mbargo membership which left one other man needing hospital therapy for facial accidents. Stokes is arrested by Avon and Somerset Police and launched below investigation.

27 September – England embody Stokes in their 16-man Ashes squad, regardless of him struggling a minor finger fracture on his proper hand. Hales shouldn’t be included.

27 September – The Sun newspaper releases footage that allegedly reveals the incident involving Stokes and Hales.

28 September – The ECB declares Stokes and Hales won’t be thought-about for choice for England matches till additional discover.

11 October – Stokes loses his sponsorship cope with sportswear model New Balance.

28 October – England fly out to Australia for the Ashes with out Stokes.

23 November – England lose the primary Ashes Test in opposition to Australia by 10 wickets in Brisbane.

27 November – The ECB points a press release denying Stokes is becoming a member of England’s squad after an image is posted on Twitter which it’s mentioned reveals him at Heathrow Airport.

29 November – Stokes arrives in New Zealand to play for Canterbury Kings.

29 November – Avon & Somerset Police announce they’ve accomplished their investigation and have despatched their findings to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Four December – It is introduced Hales won’t face prison prices, and the ECB says he’s out there for choice.

6 December – Stokes is called in England’s one-day squad for the five-match sequence in opposition to Australia in the brand new yr.

23 December – Stokes ends his spell with Canterbury and returns to England.

11 January – Stokes is called in England’s Test squad for the tour of New Zealand in March and April.

15 January – Stokes is charged with affray.

13 February – Stokes granted unconditional bail after showing at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.

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