Ben Stokes’ return puts England’s powerhouse batsmen under pressure

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• All-rounder back for Durham next week after month out
• Batsmen will play for their places in first two T20s against India

Ben Stokes will return from injury next week to make a rare appearance for Durham and thus create a selection logjam in England’s powerhouse batting lineup for white-ball cricket.

The all-rounder is due to play his county’s T20 Blast fixture at Yorkshire on Thursday as a batsman following a month out with a hamstring tear and, if his bowling progresses in the nets, he could then be in contention for the third Twenty20 international against India in Bristol on 8 July.

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Written by Ali Martin
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