England all-rounder Ben Stokes might miss the boys’s T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE in October and November. Stokes has been on an indefinite break from all types of cricket since July to handle his psychological well-being and provides time to his left index finger to heal after surgical procedure.
Stokes is just not part of the continued five-match Check collection in opposition to India and won’t participate within the second leg of IPL 2021 ranging from September 19. West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas has been referred to as in as a substitute for Stokes in Rajasthan Royals.
“Whether or not he does journey to Dubai to characteristic in England’s makes an attempt to unite each world white-ball belts subsequent month is unclear, though sources near Stokes say ‘he isn’t even serious about cricket in the intervening time’,” stated a report by the Each day Mail on Saturday.
With the deadline of naming the squads for the T20 World Cup on September 10, England’s selectors are anticipated to satisfy this weekend to resolve on the 15-member squad and three reserves. An announcement on the squad might come by September 9, a day earlier than the beginning of the ultimate Check in opposition to India at Manchester.
“As modifications could be made freely up till October 10, seven days earlier than the match’s group stage begins, Chris Silverwood might provisionally identify the 2019 World Cup-winning star inside that 18. Nevertheless, given the circumstances, the ECB could also be unwilling to put any undue strain on their talismanic all-rounder, having stated they’d give him ‘on a regular basis he wants’ when he introduced his break on July 30,” additional stated the report.
Stokes final worldwide look got here as a captain for the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Pakistan. He led a recent England squad in absence of first selection gamers because of COVID-19 outbreak. After two outings for Northern Superchargers within the Hundred, it was introduced that he could be on a break from the sport with speedy impact.