Ben Stokes the star allrounder of English team has now become a doubt for England’s upcoming limited-overs matches as he was diagnosed with a torn hamstring. Stokes, who later on got replaced by 19-year old allrounder Sam Curran for England’s second Test, was revealed to have a tear in his left hamstring on Thursday afternoon.
While the severity of the tear hasn’t been clear so far it is hoping that would be cleared in a couple of days. He is all set to have another scan next week as the early signs from the England camp is not seemingly relaxed worthy hence it is not a minor tear so all are assuming he could be out of action for several weeks.
England is going to commence their limited-overs season with an ODI against Scotland in Edinburgh on June 10. On subsequent to that there would be a five-match ODI series against Australia which will begin on June 13.
Stokes embraced this blow during the fielding practice on Wednesday afternoon. Especially while he batted in the nets on Thursday, he had not been seen bowling and also it was evident that he limited his role in pre-match warm-ups on Friday morning to referring the squad’s football match. Further, it was also seen that he took up a series of sprints on Thursday to assess his fitness.
Curran, on the other end this time saved the drowning ship for the English team. Aged 19 years and 363 days, he is the seventh youngest man to make his Test debut for England. He has also possessed the tag of the third man aged 20 or under to make his Test debut for England this year. Mason Crane and Dom Bess, both aged 20, made their Test debuts in Sydney and Lord’s respectively while Haseeb Hameed, aged 19 years and 297 days, made his debut in India.