Ben Stokes and Alex Hales    Getty Images
Ben Stokes and Alex Hales Getty Images

England all-rounder Ben stokes and opener Alex Hales are likely to be included for the ODI series against Australia. Both were suspended from national duty due to involvement in a street brawl.

Hales and Stokes both played their last match for England on September 24. It was the third ODI against West Indies, after which Ben Stokes was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm at 2.35am, before being released under investigation. Hales, who witnessed this, may face no criminal charges, but ECB will decide whether his sporting sanctioned can be decided before Stokes.

Stokes made his domestic comeback for Canterbury in his native New Zealand on Sunday, and will join England once the street-brawl case is cleared. However, Hales might have to fight for his position in the team with Jason Roy who scored 84 and 96 against West Indies.

England will take on Australia in the first ODI on January 14 in Melbourne. It will be a five-match series starting from January 14 to January 28.