England’s Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the continuing Check collection towards Pakistan owing to household causes, the ECB introduced on Sunday. The No. 1-ranked allrounder, who performed the primary Check in Manchester, shall be flying to Christchurch in New Zealand – the place his dad and mom Ged and Deb reside – later this week.
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Stokes’ father Ged – a former rugby league worldwide – was hospitalised days forward of England’s Boxing Day Check towards South Africa in in December final 12 months.
“England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the rest of the #raisethebat Check collection towards Pakistan for household causes,” an announcement from the ECB learn.
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“Stokes will depart the UK later this week and journey to New Zealand. He’ll miss England’s two Check matches towards Pakistan on the Ageas Bowl beginning on Thursday 13 August and Friday 21 August.
“The England and Wales Cricket Board, together with the Stokes household, requests that each one media respects the household’s privateness at the moment.”
Stokes, who was born in New Zealand, has featured in England’s all 4 Assessments this summer season. He captained England within the first of the three Assessments towards West Indies and adopted it with a Participant-of-the-Match worthy efficiency within the second Check in Manchester, hitting 176 and 78 with the bat and selecting up three wickets.