Meanwhile, former vice-captain David Warner, who was banned for a year by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa, will join Nine Network's commentary team for the second match in Cardiff on Saturday.
England though will not have long to absorb the lessons of that loss, with the first ODI against Australia at The Oval on Wednesday. One of them is likely to miss out when Stokes returns.
"Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he's perfectly placed to join our coverage for the United Kingdom series", Nine's director of sport Tom Malone told cricket.com.au.
"Again we've spoken about this a lot in the last few months; we are aware that words are just words". We're at No.1 in the world, so that gives us a huge amount of confidence. We can't rest on our laurels.
"They are trying to turn around the image of the game in their country, and we're all for that".
England, on the other hand, were humbled by Scotland in the one-off ODI and would want to get their house in order as they take on a much more formidable opponent in Australia.Читайте также: 'Fortnite' will be available on Switch, Nintendo confirms
And few in the line-up can now boast the confidence of the wicketkeeper, reinstated into the Test team for last month's Pakistan series after an eye-catching period in the IPL.
He said: 'We have got to enjoy the occasion.
'It's great England didn't win [on Sunday] because you always like to start with a win.
"Any time you're scoring runs, it gives you confidence, so my red-ball scoring can definitely translate into the white-ball stuff".
Pakistan, during their ongoing United Kingdom tour, beat Ireland in a historic one-off Test before going on to draw the two-match Test series against England. "I'm not hugely disappointed about it because it was a good competitive game and that is all we could have asked for", he said.
"We know we're going to have to be at our absolute best".
Three of England's five fastest ODI centuries are his, while his new-found role as specialist No.7 in the Test team is already sprouting potential that many had doubted. "So for him to be back around the game he loves will be important".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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