Stokes set to come back out of retirement to play World Cup, may skip IPL

Ben Stokes of England. File.

Ben Stokes of England. File.
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England Check captain and the world’s premier all-rounder Ben Stokes is all set to come back out of retirement and play the ODI World Cup in India even when it comes at the price of lacking a season of cash-rich IPL, in line with British each day ‘The Telegraph’.

In line with a report within the main English newspaper, “Ben Stokes is ready to make a sensational U-Flip and reverse his at some point worldwide retirement to assist England’s World Cup defence in India this 12 months, even when it means lacking out on subsequent season’s Indian Premier League.” “The England Check captain now seems prepared to play World Cup if he’s requested by white-ball captain Jos Buttler,” the paper additional reported.

The rationale why Stokes may give his ₹16 crore annual IPL cope with CSK a miss, is the five-Check sequence in opposition to India that may begin on January 25 and finish on March 11.

If Stokes performs two months of IPL until the top of Could, then he can be spending shut to 5 months in India, which could not be possible for him.

In some unspecified time in the future, he’s anticipated to endure a knee surgical procedure and the IPL window appears one of the best time contemplating he can return to aggressive cricket and proceed main England in years to come back.

“Whereas concern lingers over Stokes’s knee which could require operation at some stage, Telegraph Sport understands that he can be ready to overlook subsequent season’s IPL if he wanted a spot in his schedule to assist him recuperate.” England begin their marketing campaign on October 5 in Ahmedabad in opposition to New Zealand and the 32-year-old Stokes, who has performed 105 ODIs for his nation earlier than retiring from the format final 12 months, would possibly simply come out for one match to assist Buttler’s facet regain the trophy it received in 2019. Stokes was Participant of the Last within the final version at house.

The report additionally states that if want be, Stokes will play as a specialist batter within the center order.

“Stokes is prone to bat within the center order for England ODI facet. Amid fears of how a lot bowling he may do, England are ready to select him as specialist batsman, replicating the position he carried out at levels throughout this summer time’s Ashes sequence,” the report acknowledged.

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