Not really a fan of the IPL, but it does seem daft that the English players got called back before the finals. In the long run, does it do Ben Stokes (and England) more good to experience a high pressure semi final and final, or do some training in Spain with the other England guys? If he needs to re-acclimatise to English conditions, well, isn't that what these one-dayers are for for every other country too?
In other news, I don't think there's a batting lineup I would take over England's at this moment in time. Bowling... not so much.