Stokes won't face Aussies in T20 clash

England have left Ben Stokes out of their T20 squad to face Australia and India due to injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been left out the Twenty20 squad to face Australia and India due to injury, while the Curran brothers are set to make history.

Stokes, who tore his left hamstring before the second Test against Pakistan this month, will continue his rehabilitation alongside the 14-man squad.

England have included all-rounders Sam and Tom Curran, who could become the first brothers to represent the national side together since Ben and Adam Hollioake played in an ODI in Sydney in 1999.

Fast bowler Mark Wood has been rested and seamer Jake Ball was recalled.

England face Australia in a one-off T20 match on June 27 in Birmingham before hosting a three-match series against India starting on July 3.

Batsman Dawid Malan has made four half-centuries in just five Twenty20 appearances to date - including two in succession in England's most recent matches in New Zealand last winter. He averages exactly 50 in the format, with a strike rate above 150.

There is no place for the left-hander or short-format regulars Sam Billings and Liam Dawson.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow return alongside Moeen Ali after the Yorkshire pair were rested from England's Twenty20 programme last winter.

As expected, Chris Woakes is not yet fit after tearing his thigh and having an injection in a knee injury which England have described as "chronic".

He still hopes to be available again in time for the three-match ODI series against India, which starts on July 12.

England Twenty20 squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey.