Ben Stokes Dropped From The Entire IPL 2021 Due to Broken Finger
Rajasthan Royals English all-rounder Ben Stokes has been dropped from the entire IPL 2021. Ben Stokes ruled out from IPL 2021 with an injury in his first match against Punjab Kings. Stokes dived to catch Chris Gayle while fielding long-on in the match against Punjab Kings.
Stokes injured his left hand while trying to catch that. He continued the game though. He bowled one over and scored 12 runs before getting injured. Didn’t do any more overs after the injury. Surprising everyone, the England all-rounder also started batting.
According to Indian media, the England Cricket Board (ECB) is already in talks with Rajasthan authorities over Stokes. For now, the all-rounder will stay in India for a week.
Stokes’ injury is currently under review. The Independent has confirmed that the decision will be taken after understanding its depth. X-rays of Stokes will also be done on Thursday.
Along with Stokes, Joffre Archer is also suffering from injuries. The English paceman, who has a finger injury, is not getting the pace-bowling all-rounder in the first 4-5 matches. Stokes’ dismissal is a big blow for them.
In their first match, Rajasthan Kings lost by 4 runs against Punjab Kings. Sanju Samson’s team still has 13 matches left without a play-off. So the team needs to think of an alternative to fill Stokes’ place.