England announced the same squad for the third test against India at Trent Bridge. Ben Stokes might play for England in this game. They were leading the test series by 2-0 by two consecutive victories at Edgbaston and the Lord’s. Ben Stokes played a crucial role in the victory of England in the first test.
Ben Stokes missed out the second test against India due to a court trial on 6th August to 8th August. The third test will be played at Trent Bridge from Saturday. English won the second test at Lord’s by an innings and 159 runs. The official announcement regarding the availability of Ben Stokes was made on Monday by Wales Cricket Board and England Cricket Board.
The court is expected to give a verdict in the regard of the trial next Monday. The disciplinary commission of England cricket team is about to release a declaration tomorrow regarding the behavior of Alex Hales and Ben Stokes who were present at the nightclub at Bristol on the day the incident took place.
The absence of Ben Stokes did not have any impact on the team since Chris Woakes stepped into his shoes and picked 4 wickets by conceding 43 runs. He registered his first ever hundred in the test format at the Lord’s test by slamming 137 runs. The cricket board is about to make a separate hearing after the court trials against Ben Stokes and Alex Hales.
Joe Root, James Anderson, Ollie Pope, Stuart Board, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, and Jamie Porter.