Friday, 24 September, 2021

Stokes likely to miss England’s T20 WC bid

Ben Stokes looks likely to miss England's Twenty20 World Cup campaign, with head coach Chris Silverwood insisting the all-rounder’s personal well-being remains the top priority,

reports AFP. The 30-year-old is currently taking an indefinite leave of absence from

cricket to prioritise his mental health and recover from a finger injury and has not taken the field since July. The International Cricket Council needs squads to be submitted by Friday and it seems highly unlikely that Stokes will make the list of 15. England are planning to name three standby players and he may not even be named on that list. “We are going to leave that one late, to give it our best chance. Whatever support Ben needs he will get

from us,” said Silverwood.