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The fall of Joe Root's wicket on the last ball of day four today left England calling for a hero to salvage a draw in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland.
Stokes returned to international cricket in the recent ODI series against New Zealand, but has been hampered by back stiffness.
England finished on 335 for nine after losing the toss and being put into bat as Bairstow blazed his way to 138 off 106 balls and Root grafted out a hard-fought 102.
Australian captain Steve Smith has been rested for the T20 games ahead of the crucial Test tour to South Africa, with David Warner stepping up to lead the team.
Stokes will be in this year's auction, to be held next Saturday and Sunday, despite his legal troubles at home over an assault charge.
Australian speedster Mitchell Starc and England captain Joe Root are also among the top foreigners who will be under the hammer.
Finch blasted 106 from 114 balls, including nine fours and a six, to follow the 107 he made at the MCG on Sunday.
While Root is a new IPL entrant, England stars like Stokes and limited-overs captain Morgan will be in running to hit the jackpot.
Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan said he would play in the series opener in Melbourne.
The auction, scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28, will also see India's Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav among others.
The Indian skipper has dropped 13 points after managed just five and 28 runs in the two innings of the match.
Stricken captain Joe Root returned to batting after a night struggling with a stomach bug to keep England alive on the final day of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia on Monday.
Ashes: Joe Root falls short of elusive century as Australia hit back late on first day of fifth test
Root slumped to his haunches in dismay after missing out on a hundred following his fourth half-century of the series.
The England captain wishes his own form was better on the field, and that his teammates' behaviour was better off it.
The hosts have already clinched the Ashes with an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series ahead of the fifth Test in Sydney next week.