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Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes to play for England in third Test

Stokes was acquitted by a jury under an affray charge. Credit: PA

Ben Stokes will make his England return in the third Test against India on Saturday.

27-year-old Stokes missed the second Test at Lord's while he was on trial for his involvement in a fracas in Bristol in September.

After being cleared on Tuesday 14 August, he has replaced Sam Curran in the team.

Captain Joe Root said it was "probably one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make as captain".

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