Cumbria's Ben Stokes believes Paul Farbrace's decision to bat him at No.6 during the summer of 2015 was a "turning point" in his England career.

Assistant coach Farbrace, who will lead England in the Twenty20 internationals against Australia and India, which began with a 28-run win over Australia at Edgbaston yesterday, took interim charge of England after the sacking of Peter Moores.

One of Farbrace's first decisions was to restore Stokes, from Cockermouth, to the position from where he hit his maiden Test ton, with the 27-year-old responding with scores of 92 and 101 against New Zealand.

"I think that was the turning point for me in international cricket," all-rounder Stokes said to Sky Sports .

"It's a place where I made my debut, batting at No.6 and being that fourth bowler. I was then in and out of the team and, if I was in, I was batting at No.8.

"So when Farby gave me the opportunity to come back into the side at No.6, again there was that self-belief, knowing that I've done this role successfully, whether for England or back at Durham."