All-rounder Ben Stokes, who’s sitting out of the continued Check sequence towards New Zealand as a consequence of harm however might be a key participant in England’s five-Check sequence towards India in August-September, is prone to resume aggressive cricket with a T20 Blast sport for Durham subsequent week.
“Particulars of Stokes’s comeback are but to be confirmed by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and he may goal one of many back-to-back 2nd XI T20s towards Lancashire on June 14, however Durham have 4 fixtures within the Blast from June 15-20 and he’s prone to return in one in all them,” mentioned a report in espncricinfo.com.
This might be Stokes’s first T20 Blast sport in three years. Different England gamers like Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid may also seem within the T20 event for the primary time in a few years.
The 30-year-old Stokes needed to pull out of Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier than its suspension after a fracture to his left index finger. He underwent a surgical procedure for it.
Stokes had, final week, written in his Each day Mirror column that he has been recovering effectively.
“I’m able to bowl, I’m able to get within the fitness center and I’m able to hit some balls once more so I’m at an thrilling level of my restoration the place full-on coaching just isn’t that far-off after which I can begin excited about taking part in in a match once more,” mentioned the hero of the 2019 World Cup closing who performs for Rajasthan Royals within the IPL.
“It’s nonetheless too early to say precisely after I might be again for Durham, however I’ve had a great begin,” he had written additional.