England name T20 squad as both Curran brothers included for first time


Ben Stokes has been left out of England's three-match Twenty20 worldwide home series against India starting on July 3 with a torn left hamstring, the England and Wales Cricket Board have announced.

Here is the England squad for the One-off T20I against Australia and three T20I matches against India.

He will, however, continue his rehab alongside the 14-man squad which includes Curran brothers Sam and Tom.

England take on Australia at Edgbaston on June 27, while the series against India starts at Old Trafford on July 3.

Seamer Mark Wood is rested from the squad, with Jake Ball instead in the running to win his first Twenty20 cap, while there are a clutch of notable omissions.

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

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Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Moeen Ali have also been recalled.

Woakes, on the other hand, injured a thigh muscle during the second Test with Pakistan which the European Central Bank say "was at least in part due to a flare-up of a chronic right knee problem".

Woakes also missed the first two matches against Australia because of a right quadriceps tear.

Other notable inclusions are Jake Ball, yet to make his T20I debut, and Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali, who were all rested for England's most recent T20I assignment, a tri-series involving Australia and New Zealand.

The Durham all-rounder was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Australia after suffering a torn hamstring in the build-up to the second Test against Pakistan.