Edinburgh, 02 Aug 2021 :
World No. 1 all-rounder Ben Stokes has announced an indefinite break on Friday. The England and World Cricket Board has confirmed this. As a result, he will no longer be a part of the 5-match Test series to be played against India. It is certainly a big setback for the English team, but Stokes has taken this decision to give priority to improving his mental state. At the same time, he wants to give rest to his finger injury.
Just last time Ben Stokes was seen in action in front of Pakistan. In fact, before the series played with Pakistan, the England team was attacked by the Coronavirus, after which the ECB formed a new team completely adorned with youth and handed over its captaincy to Ben Stokes.
Under Stokes’ captaincy, England defeated Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI series. Then won 2-1 in the T20I series played. But now where Stokes is not in front of India, on the one hand, England is going to be upset, on the other hand, the Indian team would like to take full advantage of it. Let us tell you, the 5-match Test series between England and India will start from August 4 and the first match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from international cricket. This has been confirmed by the England and World Cricket Board. He has also been ruled out of the four-match Test series against India. He has taken this decision to give priority to improving his mental condition and to give rest to the index finger of his left hand.
Stokes has played a total of 71 Tests, 101 ODIs, and 34 T20I matches so far. During this time, his bat has seen 4631 runs in 71 Tests, 2871 in 101 ODIs, and 442 runs in 34 T20Is and he has also taken 256 wickets in all three formats.