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Eoin Morgan Confirms Ben Stokes will Not be Part Of The ODI And T20s Against India

India Tour of England: Eoin Morgan confirms Ben Stokes will not be part of the ODI and T20 series against India, India captain Rohit Sharma will be relieved to know that England’s Test captain and flamboyant all-rounder Ben Stokes will not be available.

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Eoin Morgan Confirms Ben Stokes will Not be Part Of The ODI And T20s Against India

Stokes Test cricket only till winter:-

The England limited-overs captain recently confirmed in an interview that Stokes will focus on Test cricket only till the winter and will not be considered for the India and South Africa (IND vs SA) series.

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โ€œBen will not play white-ball this summer. We just want him to leave and become the Test captain himself because it is a big responsibility.

I don’t want Ben this summer, I want him in November. Only then will our race run,โ€ Eoin Morgan told the Daily Mail in an interview.

Ben Stokes was recently named the captain of the England Test team after Joe Root stepped down following poor form for the team. England has won only one of their last 17 Test matches.

Eoin Morgan Confirms Ben Stokes will Not be Part Of The ODI And T20s Against India

Not available for white ball series:-

With Ben Stokes taking over the role, both England’s Test revival and survival rest on him. This is the reason why he will not be available for the white ball series before the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia.

Stokes last played a white-ball series against Pakistan in July 2021 when he had to return from a premature injury due to a Covid outbreak at the England camp.

His last T20 match for England was against India in March 2021. He played only 1 match in IPL 2021 and had to return home due to a thumb injury.

Eoin Morgan Confirms Ben Stokes will Not be Part Of The ODI And T20s Against India

England will experiment with the team: Morgan also indicated that England would like to experiment with the team in India’s ODI and T20I series instead of fielding a full-strength side.

Morgan said, โ€œIndia T20 will be a big measure of where we are, but in county cricket, for the rest of the summer we will have a delve deeper into the injuries we have with bowlers.

England injury list:

  1. Mark Wood (elbow)
  2. Jofra Archer (stress fracture of the back, elbow)
  3. Ollie Stone (Stress Fracture of the Back)
  4. Saqib Mahmood (stress fracture of the back)
  5. Matthew Fischer (stress fracture of the back)
  6. Chris Woakes (shoulders, knees)
  7. Sam Curran (stress fracture of the back).

Morgan hints at retirement after T20 World Cup The other big news for England cricket is that Eoin Morgan is all set to retire after the T20 World Cup.

“I am always looking to my future. I’m very honest about where the team needs to go, but if at any stage I haven’t got the drive or I don’t feel like I’m contributing enough, I’ll go ahead with it.

Next year’s 50-over World Cup is very far away so I can’t comment on it right now. The target is the T20 World Cup,” said Morgan.

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Eoin Morgan Confirms Ben Stokes will Not be Part Of The ODI And T20s Against India

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However, if this does not happen then he will step down from the captaincy. Jos Buttler can be entrusted with this task. Eoin Morgan also released the names of Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali as captains.

โ€œIf you had asked me two years ago I would have said yes (to be Butler’s shoo-in as captain) but equally people like Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan have been very strong leaders.

I haven’t mentioned Ben Stokes because I think he should only focus on his bigger work, but we have many candidates,” said Eoin Morgan.

As for India’s tour of England, it will be preceded by a three-match T20 and a three-match ODI series starting with the 5th Test, rescheduled from July 1.

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Eoin Morgan Confirms Ben Stokes will Not be Part Of The ODI And T20s Against India

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India Tour of England Schedule:

  1. Warm-up vs Leicestershire County Cricket Club – June 24-27
  2. India A vs Derbyshire T20: July 1
  3. India vs England 5th Test โ€“ 1-5 July at Birmingham
  4. India A vs Northamptonshire T20: July 3
  5. India vs England 1st T20I: On 7 July in Southampton
  6. India vs England 2nd T20I: 9 July at Birmingham
  7. India vs England 3rd T20I: 10 July at Nottingham
  8. India vs England 1st ODI: 12 July at Kennington Oval
  9. India vs England 2nd ODI: July 14 at Lord’s
  10. India vs England 3rd ODI: 17 July in Manchester.

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