Ben Stokes Will Not Participate In Playoffs Citing Health Issues

Ben Stokes

England test captain and current IPL player Ben Stokes is likely to return to home country after Chennai Super Kings’ final IPL league match. The cricketer wants to prepare for next month’s Ashes, so he will leave the team after Saturday’s match. Also, the cricketer is suffering from a long-running knee issue and wants to give himself enough time to play the game.

BenStocks was bought for Rs 16.25 Cr in the 2023 IPL auction. He plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the cricketer is set to return to the UK to prepare for the Ashes series between England and Australia. Also, England is set to play a test against Ireland on June 1st, so Stocks needs time to prepare for this as well. 

Ben Stokes made his IPL debut in 2017 and has played 45 matches to date. His highest score in IPL is 107. The cricketer has slammed two centuries and two half-centuries, 81 fours, and 32 sixes in his IPL career. He is one of the most expensive cricketers sold in IPL auctions.

Ben Stokes was born in New Zealand and later moved to England. He is currently the captain of the England Test team and plays for the Twenty20 International team. In 2019, when the England cricket team won the World Cup, he played a significant role in winning and was awarded the Man of the Match award.

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In 2022, he was given the responsibility of captaincy when England men’s Test captain Joe Root resigned from the captaincy. His contribution to International cricket is unforgettable. In 2019, he was named in England’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and scored 89 runs from 79 balls in the opening match. He was also declared Man of the Match in a comprehensive 104-run win for England in the same match.

BenStocks was named in the Team of the Tournament for the World Cup 2019. In 2022, England defeated the South African team 2-1 in the test series and Ben scored194 runs in five innings and was declared Player of the Series. In July 2022, Ben announced his retirement from ODI cricket due to the physical and mental demands of playing all three formats.

In the 2022 T20 World Cup, Ben scored 52* runs, which helped his team to win the World Cup against Pakistan. Ben holds several records such as; he holds the record of the second-highest number of sixes in a Test innings and Test career. He also holds the record for the fastest 250 in 196 balls in Tests.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) annually held in India is the world’s richest cricket league. But, recently Saudi Arabia announced the creation of the world’s richest cricket league, which could be a threat to IPL. But as per the sources, Saudi Arabia wants IPL owners to help them in creating the richest cricket league. However, there’s still time for this to come true till then IPL can enjoy the fortune.