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England Test cricket captain Ben Stokes is set to come out of one-day international retirement to make himself available for the World Cup in October.

Stokes retired from the one-day format last year as he shifted his focus to captaining the Test team.

The 32-year-old was named player of the match when England defeated New Zealand in a dramatic super over in the one-day international World Cup final in 2019.

Stokes also scored a match-winning 52 not out when England won last year’s T20 World Cup, beating Pakistan in the final.

He also captained England as Australia retained The Ashes in July.

His decision to return to the one-day international format, where each team faces 50 overs in a match, means he will have to delay surgery on his left knee which has troubled him all year.

Stokes would play in the World Cup as a specialist batter and won’t bowl.

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Squads for the tournament in India need to be submitted by 5 September, with the England selectors set to meet on Tuesday.

Changes can be made until 27 September.

Each country is only permitted to pick 15 players in their squads but they can also take three travelling reserves.

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This notice was published: 2023-08-15 07:59:00

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