With the five-match India-England Test collection and the T20 World Cup happening on both aspect of the IPL, Stokes will discover it very troublesome to keep in India for practically half of 2024.
Ben Stokes is likely to search a release from Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) protecting in thoughts England’s hectic red-ball schedule that lies ahead of him.
Stokes, who got here out of ODI retirement to participate within the ICC World Cup, is ready to endure a surgical procedure to cope with a nagging knee downside and can hope to regain health in time to lead England of their five-Test collection towards India in early 2024.
CSK, who gained their fifth title this 12 months after beating Gujarat Titans within the closing, wouldn’t thoughts parting methods with Stokes given the England Test captain had made simply two appearances final season and isn’t likely to bowl anytime quickly. The Super Kings had secured Stokes for a whopping Rs 16.25 crore within the earlier participant public sale.
England will play 5 Tests in India with the ultimate match scheduled to be held from 7 to 11 March. Next 12 months’s IPL is likely to be held from final week of March until finish of May.
“Considering that the T20 World Cup is slated in the West Indies and the United States from June 4 to June 30, the hectic itinerary could mean that Stokes will find it very difficult to stay in India for better part of the first five months of the year,” an IPL supply within the know of issues advised PTI on situations of anonymity.
Given the hectic line-up of occasions, Stokes in any case was unlikely to play full IPL.
IPL 2024 public sale is scheduled for 19 December in Dubai and the ten groups may have to submit the lists of gamers they’re retaining and releasing by 26 November.
In case Stokes will get the release, CSK may have Rs 16.25 crores freed for the public sale they usually might go complete hog for both spin bowling all-rounder Rachin Ravindra or tempo bowling all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai of Afghanistan.
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New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson can also be likely to be launched by Kolkata Knight Riders, given his historical past of frequent breakdowns, in accordance to Cricbuzz.
Ferguson was purchased by Gujarat Titans in 2022 for Rs 10 crore however was later traded to KKR this 12 months.
With inputs from PTI