Ben Stokes ruled out of T20 World Cup due to bowling fitness concerns; Decision taken to become Good all-rounder

Ben Stokes will not participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled for June. The England management has stated that Stokes has opted to withdraw his name. Stokes was part of England’s victorious team in the 2022 World Cup, where he played a crucial role in the final by scoring a half-century. He also helped defeat Pakistan with five wickets at the MCG. Since the T20 World Cup in 2022, Stokes hasn’t played any international T20 matches.

Stokes Focused on Cricket Comeback

In a statement released by the England Cricket Board on Tuesday, Stokes expressed his determination to make a strong comeback in all formats of cricket. He emphasized his rigorous training efforts and commitment to maintaining his bowling fitness.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Venue Announced

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will take place from 1st to 29th June across nine cities in the West Indies and the Americas.

Stokes Reflects on Bowling Performance in India

Stokes reflected on his recent Test tour of India, stating that he struggled with his bowling. He expressed eagerness to start the Test summer before representing Durham in the County Championship and extending his best wishes to captain Jos Buttler, Matthew Mott, and the entire team.

Return to ODI Cricket After Retirement

After retiring from ODI cricket in 2022, Ben Stokes made a return decision for the ODI World Cup later that year. However, due to delays caused by knee surgery and a disappointing 4-1 Test series loss to India, Stokes aims to play for Durham in the County Championship in the coming months.

Stokes’ T20 Matches for England

In the last three years, Ben Stokes has only played three T20Is for England since the World Cup. He has played a total of 43 T20 matches, taking 26 wickets. He might compete for a spot in the 2026 T20 World Cup in India or Sri Lanka.

Livingstone May Replace Stokes

In Stokes’ absence, Liam Livingstone is a potential candidate for England, currently ranked fourth in batting. After batting at number four during the 3-2 defeat against the West Indies in December, Livingstone’s skills will be tested further, especially in all-rounder roles similar to Stokes.

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