Vince axed from ODI squad as Stokes, Wood return


Fit-again duo Ben Stokes and Mark Wood have been named in England's squad for the one-day international series against Pakistan, with James Vince dropped.

All-rounder Stokes made just one appearance in the drawn Test series against Pakistan, tearing a calf muscle in a 330-run victory at Old Trafford last month.

A knee injury suffered against Sri Lanka at Headingley in May had forced him out of the remainder of that series.

But the 25-year-old will be back for the first of five ODIs against Pakistan, starting with a match at The Rose Bowl in Southampton next Wednesday.

"Ben's made really significant progress over the last three weeks and our medical team are pleased," National Selector James Whitaker said in a statement.

"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."

Stokes' Durham team-mate Wood could make his first international appearance since suffering an ankle injury playing against Pakistan in Dubai last October.

"Mark Wood has had a couple of operations, and with his hard work and advice from our medical team he's now able to take part in this series," Whitaker said of the fast bowler.

Vince has paid the price for his poor form in the Test series against Pakistan, uncapped Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson named in his place.


England squad in full:

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.