England all-rounder Ben Stokes is doubtful for the upcoming ODI series against Australia. Ben Stokes suffered the left hamstring injury during the practice sessions of the English team at Headingley this Wednesday. His injury led to England team brought in Sam Curran, the 19-year old left-arm fast bowler from Surrey, for the second test against Pakistan.
Ben Stokes’ injury ahead of the second test against Pakistan was a major blow to England. ECB have confirmed that Ben Stokes has suffered a tear in left hamstring. He will undergo some medical treatments in the next couple of days, as confirmed by ECB.
ECB tweets over the status of Ben Stokes
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) took to Twitter and gave the status of Stokes’ injury. He is likely to undergo reassessment in a couple of days and further status will become clearer in coming days. If found severe enough, it just might be possible that he could miss the ODI series against Australia. “Scans have revealed that Ben Stokes has a tear in his left hamstring. He will be reassessed over the next couple of days.”, reads the tweet by ECB.
His progress will decide if Ben Stokes could play in the five-match one-day series against Australia, beginning from 13th June at The Oval. Both teams will also play a sole T20I encounter against Australia’s T20 team led by Aaron Finch.
Ben Stokes is not the only England player who has sustained an injury recently. England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan suffered a fractured finger last Sunday, this led to Eoin Morgan skip the charity T20 against Windies played at the Lord’s, London on 31st May. Although the severity level of Morgan’s injury is not that much and he is expected to be back in the team before the ODI series against Australia.
Here is the tweet
Scans have revealed that Ben Stokes has a tear in his left hamstring. He will be reassessed over the next couple of days.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 1, 2018