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England hopes to ‘unretire’ Stokes in time for 50-over World Cup

by Pakistan Latest News Update

England hopes Ben Stokes would possibly rethink his retirement from one-day internationals (ODI) and assist the crew defend their 50-over World Cup title subsequent yr.

The talismanic all-rounder — who batted England to victory within the T20 World Cup closing towards Pakistan on Sunday — retired from one-day cricket in July, citing the “unsustainable” rigour of taking part in all codecs.
England coach Matthew Mott mentioned that check captain Stokes could be welcomed again to the ODI squad with open arms.
“When he spoke to me about his ODI retirement one of the first things I said was that I’d back any decision he made, but I said to him he didn’t necessarily have to retire, he could just not play 50-overs for a while,” Mott informed British media.
“And I said: ‘You could always unretire’. That’s his decision. It’s going to be a World Cup year and we don’t play much T20 cricket for a while, but it will be up to him. The more we can get him is great,” he added.
Stokes was additionally the hero of England’s maiden 50-over World Cup triumph in 2019 when he hit an unbeaten 84 within the tense closing win over New Zealand.
England could be defending their 50-over title in India in October/November subsequent yr.

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