Ben Stokes ruled out from rest of IPL match due to Hand Injury
A major setback for the Rajasthan Royals, Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League, suspected of having a broken hand. According to information coming from the Royals camp, the England all-rounder suffered an injury during the Rajasthan Royals opening match with the Punjab Kings on Monday to dismiss Chris Gayle.
On the other hand: Jofra Archer has received the green signal from the England Cricket Board (ECB). And hi has started practicing in the net. This is a good sign for Rajasthan Royals
“Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes injured a finger on his left hand while fielding during the team’s match against Punjab Kings on 12 April 2021 in Mumbai. Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a broken finger, which will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 season.
Everyone at Rajasthan Royals absolutely admires Ben for being such a huge asset and a valuable member of the Royals family, both on and off the field, and wishes him a speedy recovery. We are delighted that Ben would like to stay with the group to provide his valued support and inputs off the field. In the meantime, we will be reviewing potential replacement options for the remainder of the season”Statement from Rajasthan Royals
Having lost a chance earlier in the match, Stokes scored for a long time and went on to dismiss the West Indies batsman. He immediately felt discomfort in his left hand, getting up to celebrate with his teammates.
IPL 2021: He was still leading the match, although he did not bowl a single over before the incident. Starting the batting, he scored one run from three balls, as the Royals were five runs short of their target of 222.
According to The Independent, Stokes will be out in India for a week. The ECB will have an X-ray in India on Thursday to determine how much the ECB has suffered before planning a recovery. Negotiations have started between the ECB and the Royals around the management of the injury.
IPL 2021 – Rajasthan Royals Ben Stokes ruled: It is worth noting that already the Royals are suffering from injury of another big player of England i.e. Jofra Archer. Archer, who was selected as the lead bowler for the Rajasthan Royals, is currently surviving an Elbow injury and is a suspect for the IPL.