Stokes excludes himself from England’s attempt to defend T20 World Cup title

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Ben Stokes (Credits: AP News)

Ben Stokes decided not to play for England in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in June. He made this decision, hoping it would help him focus on being a better all-rounder in the future.

Stokes played a crucial role in England’s victory in the 2022 final against Pakistan. However, he has been struggling with pain in his left knee, which has affected his bowling. Due to this, he has only played two T20 matches since the final.

Even though he delayed surgery to help England in the Cricket World Cup last October, he eventually had the operation in November. Stokes recently captained England in a test series against India but didn’t bowl much until the last test match in March.

Ben Stokes (Credits: SKY Sports)

Now, he wants to concentrate on getting fit to bowl again, especially for the upcoming test series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka.

He mentioned that skipping the IPL and the World Cup might help him focus on becoming a better all-rounder in the long run. Stokes feels he needs to work on his bowling after the knee surgery and the long break from bowling.

He looks forward to playing for Durham in the County Championship before the test summer begins. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to start on June 1 in the West Indies and the United States.


By Ritik

Ritik Katiyar is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Pharmaceutics. Currently, he lives in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. You can find him writing about all sorts of listicle topics. A pharmaceutical postgrad by day, and a content writer by night. You can write to him at [email protected]

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