Ben Stokes
Stokes back in England fold after recovering from injury Getty


  • Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler also named in squad after recovering from injury.
  • First of five matches takes place on 24 August.
  • Steve Finn ruled out for four weeks after hamstring tear.

Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Mark Wood have been named in the England squad for the one-day international series against Pakistan.

Stokes had been considered an injury doubt after being forced to pull out of the final two Tests against Pakistan after suffering a calf strain.

Having been made available for Durham for Saturday's NatWest T20 Blast Finals day, the 25-year-old all-rounder has now been included for the upcoming five-match series.

"Ben's made really significant progress over the last three weeks and our medical team are pleased," said national selector James Whitaker. "He's progressing nicely towards bowling over the next week or so, and while we hope that initially he might just play as a batter he will lead into the series as an all-rounder eventually.

"He's worked really hard on his rehab and it's given everyone a lot of confidence. To have him around again will be a huge bonus for Eoin Morgan and his team."

Steven Finn will miss the entire series however having suffered a tear in his left hamstring. The Middlesex bowler is expected to be out for four weeks after picking up in the injury in the fourth match of the Test series defeat last week.

Wood meanwhile has recovered from an ankle injury while Morgan returns having not played since chipping a bone in his finger during a London One-Day Cup match in Taunton on 26 July.

Wicketkeeper Buttler meanwhile has recovered from a fractured thumb suffered while representing Lancashire last month.

The England squad includes one uncapped player in Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson, who has played a solitary T20 match for England.

England squad for Pakistan series:

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), 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)