At Lord’s four years ago, Stokes’ resilience under pressure helped England defeat New Zealand by the thinnest of margins.
This autumn, England is prepared to use Ben Stokes as a specialist batter and gamble on the well-being of fast bowler Jofra Archer in order to defend their 50-over World Cup 2023 title.
The 18-person preliminary England team for the competition in India will be selected by the selectors on Tuesday. A call from Jos Buttler to fellow England captain Ben Stokes and an updated medical assessment on another war hero would be important before the match, according to national white-ball coach Matthew Mott to Daily Mail Sport.
Ben Stokes, 32, proved that his match-changing skill with the bat remained undiminished despite fighting a chronic left knee injury throughout the recent Ashes with a breathtaking 155, although in a losing cause, and an 80 that kept victory chances alive in Leeds.
He stated that “serious in-depth conversations” about how to be physically ready to bowl in India in January were required following the thrilling drew series against Australia. Surgery is not advised for the treatment of patellar tendinitis; instead, rest from the painful activity suggested.
Returning for the 2023 World Cup is Ben Stokes?
Due to an elbow stress fracture, Archer missed the English summer after making sporadic and failed appearances at the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the spring. However, this week, Archer returned to bowl in the practise nets with his Sussex teammates.
Ben Stokes has been fairly honest with all of us, but Jos will probably take the lead on that communication. Mott said of Stokes, “We’ll check on his interest. The current captain of England’s Test team retired from one-day international cricket 13 months ago.
Although there has not yet been a clear indication of what he will do, we remain optimistic. Even though I’ve always said that his bowling would be an added plus, just look at what he brings to the table with the bat.
He had such a strong presence while I was watching the entire Ashes series. He has been playing one-day cricket for years, therefore he is an essential asset, according to Mott.
At Lord’s four years ago, Ben Stokes’ ability to perform under pressure and Archer’s bowling in the Super over both contributed to England’s narrow triumph over New Zealand.
He has only taken four wickets over this four-year World Cup cycle, despite being an all-rounder who balances the squad.