I "knew" there was a catch (sorry) in this.....clicked on the BBC sport page separately and down there somewhere lurked the words "Ian Bell"
England could probably do worse actually - many moons ago Tom Graveney was called out of "retirement" to fill a gap...
Perhaps more to the point, the coverage (if it can be believed) so far of Stokes' trial is pointing to apparently pretty unsavoury behaviour by the all-rounder. Much as he is an asset to the team I'm not sure I'd be happy condoning his inclusion if these descriptions are based on truth.
Worse than Pietersen imho.