Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to return for Durham against Yorkshire
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will return from injury after a six-week absence as a specialist batsman for Durham in their T20 Blast match against Yorkshire on 5 July.
Stokes has not played since tearing his left hamstring prior to the second Test against Pakistan at the start of June.
The 27-year-old also missed the one-day international series against Australia.
If he comes through his county comeback unscathed, he will be available for the third ODI against India on 8 July.
Stokes has been training with England since the latter part of the 5-0 series win over Australia and is set to rejoin Durham in the build-up to the domestic T20 competition.