England omit Ben Stokes in third test Squad

Vastavam web: All-rounder Ben Stokes has been left out of England’s unchanged squad for the third test against India, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.England thumped India by an innings and 159 runs in the second test at Lord’s on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Stokes missed the match to face a hearing in Bristol on charges of affray and his replacement Chris Woakes made an unbeaten 137 and picked up four wickets to be named man of the match.Batsman Ollie Pope, who made 28 runs on his debut, retained his place in the 13-man squad.The third test starts at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday.