Reuters – (Reuters) – England coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes but said the all-rounder is unlikely to play the first one-day international of the New Zealand series.

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  • (Reuters) – England coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes but said the all-rounder is unlikely to play the first one-day international of the New Zealand series.
  • Stokes indicated a plead of not guilty to a charge of affray at Bristol magistrates’ court on Tuesday and will join his England team mates this week in Hamilton ahead of their five-match series starting Feb.
  • England cricketer Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Magistrates Court in Bristol, Britain, February 13, 2018.
  • Stokes, one of world cricket’s most destructive batsmen, last played a competitive match for Canterbury in New Zealand’s domestic T20 competition last December.
  • Stokes is expected to feature in England’s two tests against New Zealand at Auckland and Christchurch next month.


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