Ben Stokes and Mark Wood will be returning to England’s one-day international squad for the Royal London series with Pakistan beginning next week.
However, James Vince, the Hampshire captain, has been dropped after a series of low scores in the Test series. He contributed just 54 runs in four ODI innings against Sri Lanka earlier this year.
Stokes is back after tearing a calf muscle in the second Investec Test against Pakistan while Wood is back for the first time since an ankle injury he suffered against Pakistan in the UAE last winter which required two operations.
In recent weeks Wood has shown that he is in excellent form playing for Durham and England Lions and has taken five wickets from his seven ODI’s at an average of 68.80.
The good news continues for England as two other players are available after recovering from injury. Jos Buttler, who fractured a thumb five weeks ago and Captain Eoin Morgan who chipped a little-finger bone at the end of July.
— Durham Cricket Club (@DurhamCricket) August 15, 2016
The only player uncapped in the squad is Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson. He had an impressive international debut in the NatWest IT20 against Sri Lanka at his home county ground in July taking 3-27.
Joining them all on the team is Chris Jordan who has been impressive with bat and ball for Sussex as well as Yorkshire fast bowler Liam Plunkett. As expected Steven Finn will be missing out after injuring his hamstring in the fourth Test at the Kia Oval.
The team has three slow bowling options in Dawson, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid and they will all be looking to impress ahead of the winter tour to Bangladesh where spin is likely to feature heavily.