England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes will not be a part of the ICC T20 World squad to be hosted by India this year. The ICC has fixed September 10 as the last date for announcing the squad for all the teams participating in the tournament. Stokes had announced to take an indefinite break from cricket due to mental health before the Test series being played against India.
The England cricket team will on Wednesday announce its 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE this year. Before the team selection, it is being discussed everywhere whether Stokes, who played a key role in the team’s ODI World Cup victory, will be part of the team. According to London’s newspaper Mirror, this England player is not currently returning to the cricket field. The selectors are going to keep him out of the T20 World Cup squad.
According to the information, Stokes has taken a break from international cricket due to finger injury and mental health. He is also not participating in India’s T20 league Indian Premier League. Given his injury and discomfort, he is not expected to return to the field until 2022. According to the report, the England Cricket Board has not spoken about Stokes till now. No time frame has been set for his return.
Assistance is being given for both his injury and mental health. The board and England team coach Chris Wood have made it clear in the past that Stokes’ decision should be respected. The coach had said that he needs a better environment at this time and can give information about when he wants to return to international cricket.