Monday, 18 October 2021

Ben Stokes could miss T20 World Cup

Ben Stokes not could miss T20 World Cup

Ben Stokes, an England All-rounder, is not a part of the ongoing five-Test match series against India, and also, He will not take part in the second leg of IPL 2021 starting from September 19, 2021. Oshane Thomas, West Indies pacer, has been called a replacement for Ben Stokes in Rajasthan Royals.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes could miss the ICC men's T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE held in October and November. Since July, Ben Stokes has been on a break from all forms of cricket to take care of his mental health and give his left index finger time to heal after his surgery.

Ben Stokes, an England All-rounder, is not a part of the ongoing five-Test match series against India, and also, He will not take part in the second leg of IPL 2021 starting from September 19, 2021. Oshane Thomas, West Indies pacer, has been called a replacement for Ben Stokes in Rajasthan Royals.

Whether he travels to Dubai to feature in England's attempts to unite both global white-ball belts next month is unclear. However, sources close to Stokes say 'he is not even thinking about cricket at the moment," said a report by the Daily Mail on Saturday.

With the deadline to name the squads for the T20 World Cup on September 10, England's selectors contemplated meeting this weekend to decide on the 15-member team and three reserves. An announcement on the squad could come by September 9, a day before the final Test against India at Manchester.

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Said in the report.

"As changes can be made up until October 10, seven days before the ICC tournament's group stage begins, Chris Silverwood could provisionally name the 2019 World Cup-winning star within that 18. However, given the circumstances, the ECB may be unwilling to place any undue pressure on their talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes, having said they would give him 'all the time he needs' when he announced his break on July 30 2021,"

Stokes's last international appearance came as a captain for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan. He led a fresh England squad in the absence of first-choice players due to the COVID-19 outbreak. After two outings for Northern Superchargers in the Hundred, he announced that he would break from the matches with immediate effect.

 

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