Ben Stokes

OUT BECAUSE OF INJURY: England all-rounder Ben Stokes.


England all-rounder Ben Stokes faces up to three months on the sidelines after it was revealed he will need surgery on the finger injury he suffered last week.

The England all-rounder fractured his left index finger while fielding during Rajasthan Royals’ opening Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Punjab Kings last week Monday.

Stokes is now set to miss England’s Test series at home to New Zealand in June, as well as the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in June and July.

England will be hoping he is able to return for the one-day games against Pakistan, which begin on July 8.

Rajasthan confirmed last Friday that Stokes would play no further part in the IPL, with a further X-ray last Thursday showing the extent of the injury. It occurred when he took a diving catch in the deep to see off the Kings’ Chris Gayle, after which he immediately left the field for treatment.

Having already sent down one over, he did not bowl for the remainder of the innings in Mumbai. The 29-year-old then registered a three-ball duck as the Royals crashed to a narrow four-run defeat. Stokes flew home from India on Saturday and is set to undergo surgery in Leeds today.


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