Veteran England all-rounder Ben Stokes has avoided making any future plans or commitments as he awaits the results of his knee scans. For the unversed, the southpaw struggled with knee points throughout England’s tour of West Indies final month. He was anticipated to take part within the 2022 County Championship which begins on April 7. Nevertheless, Stokes has made it clear that he received’t take any resolution earlier than understanding the standing of his knee points.
Notably, Stokes, who’s one of many most-celebrated all-rounders going round, was largely out of motion in 2021. Whereas his cussed finger harm made him miss a number of sequence and tournaments, he additionally took a break from cricket, citing psychological well being causes. He even gave the T20 World Cup 2021 a miss, whereby the Three Lions completed because the semi-finalists.
No coaching till I get these scans: Ben Stokes
The 2021-22 Ashes marked Stokes’ return to skilled cricket and he did significantly nicely amid England’s 0-4 thrashing Down Below. Joe Root’s males additionally suffered a 0-1 defeat within the West Indies Check sequence however Stokes made a mark once more with a outstanding century in Barbados. With the all-rounder having a historical past of accidents, he’s not prepared to make any future plans earlier than receiving the results of his knee scans.
“(With) my knee issues out within the Caribbean, I get all of the scans … so I actually can’t make any plans till we see what’s going on there,” Stokes stated on the Around the Wicket podcast on Tuesday (April 5). “In the meanwhile, no coaching till I get these scans, then we discover out what’s going on, then hopefully could make a plan from there on,” he added.
In the meantime, England have suffered a horrendous time within the longest format recently, successful simply one in all their final 17 Assessments. Stokes reckons the facet has been progressing however “enjoying the state of affairs over enjoying the person” has value them many video games. “(We have to) break it down lots easier and simply go ‘proper, it’s me in opposition to you’ relatively than me in opposition to the entire state of affairs of this entire sport,” he added.