Ben Stokes, the captain of England’s test team, declared that he would play in the IPL in 2023 despite doubts about his physical condition. The flashy all-rounder will only be permitted to play in the lucrative league if he is healthy enough to represent England in the summer’s highly anticipated Ashes series.
During his team thrilling second Test match against New Zealand in Wellington the important England all-rounder battled injury. Stokes’ illness is presently being evaluated by the team management, and if it gets worse, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) may decide not to let him play in the IPL.
Brendon McCullum, though, supports his captain’s participation in the upcoming IPL since it will prepare him for the Ashes at home.later on in the year. In the IPL 2023 auction, Stokes was signed by the four-time IPL champion Chennai Super Kings.
The captain has a sharp intellect and is adept at making the appropriate decisions in crucial situations. That’s how he lives, right? Hence, I am unconcerned. In fact, I eagerly anticipate watching him compete in the IPL because I know that when he returns to the team and captains us in the Ashes series, he’ll be ready and I believe we’ll be successful, McCullum told The Telegraph.
Zak can play that way because of how our team is arranged at the top of the order: McCullum
McCullum also supported England’s under-fire opener Zak Crawley, one ofthe holes in England’s daring batting strategy in the game’s longest format.
Because of the role he is expected to play—imposing himself on the opponent and attempting to play in a way that puts them under pressure—Zak is one of those players who will be inconsistent. Zak can play that way because of how our team is arranged at the top of the lineup. He will continue to be important to us going forward, the Kiwi said.