England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes, on Monday, introduced his retirement from the ODI format, saying that the upcoming fixture in opposition to South Africa, scheduled for July 19, could be his final look within the 50-over model of the sport. He revealed that enjoying throughout all three codecs has develop into ‘unsustainable’ for him and in consequence, he has arrived on the stunning resolution.
Stokes’ early retirement from the format, on the age of simply 31, bought everybody fascinated about the quantity of stress the all-format gamers undergo. First, it was Michael Vaughan who gave his opinion, blaming the franchise-based fashions of the event, and now Nasser Hussain has shared his opinion, saying that the variety of video games that the all-format gamers take pleasure in could be very tiring and that the ICC ought to give you a plan to ease issues out for such cricketers.
“It’s disappointing information, to say the least, however it’s a reflection of the place the cricketing schedule is in the intervening time. It’s insanity for gamers. If the ICC simply retains placing on ICC occasions and particular person boards simply maintain filling the gaps with as a lot cricket as doable, finally these cricketers will simply say ‘I’m completed.’,” Hussain instructed Sky Sports activities.
The schedule wants taking a look at, it’s a little bit of a joke in the intervening time: Nasser Hussain
The ICC will shortly unveil its new schedule this month, which is more likely to embody separate home windows for the franchise-based tournaments. Whereas the Indian Premier League is more likely to get an prolonged window, Australia’s Huge Bash League and England’s The Hundred may additionally get separate slots within the new ICC Calendar.
“Stokes is finished with one format aged 31, which may’t be proper, actually. The schedule wants taking a look at, it’s a little bit of a joke in the intervening time. It appears to be like like 50-over cricket is the one everyone seems to be taking a look at as a result of everybody loves Take a look at match cricket and everybody loves T20 cricket,” Hussain added.
Stokes will play his remaining ODI match for the crew on Tuesday, in opposition to South Africa on the Riverside Floor in Durham. He’ll proceed to signify the aspect within the Take a look at format because the captain, and in addition within the T20Is underneath Jos Buttler’s management.