Ben Stokes Skips 2024 IPL to Manage Fitness And Workload

Letest Update Cricket News: Ben Stokes skips 2024 Indian Premier League to manage fitness and workload All-rounder due for knee surgery before India Test tour Player was Super King

Nov 23, 2023 - 14:34
Nov 23, 2023 - 14:44

Ben Stokes Skips 2024 IPL  to Manage Fitness And Workload

Ben Stokes skips 2024 Indian Premier League to manage fitness and workload All-rounder due for knee surgery before India Test tour Player was Super Kings’ most expensive signing for 2023

Ben Stokes has made himself unavailable for next year's Indian Premier League.

Ben Stokes was signed by Chennai Super Kings for £1.65m last December, but has struggled with fitness and has played just twice for his new franchise in the 2023 tournament. A lingering knee injury has failed to stop the Test captain from featuring in the Ashes this summer, while he recently came out of 50-over retirement to help England defend their World Cup crown in India.
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He is set to undergo surgery on a knee injury to ensure he is fit for England's five-match Test series against India starting in January and has cited the need to manage his workload as reasons for missing the 2024 IPL, World T20, and T20 World Cup. June is on the horizon.

Despite Stokes being unavailable for the defending IPL Indian Premier League. champions, the Super Kings management team supported the all-rounder's decision to skip next year's tournament, which is again expected to run between March and May.

"England Test captain, all-rounder Ben Stokes, has made himself unavailable for IPL 2024 to manage his workload and fitness," a Chennai Super Kings statement said. The 32-year-old Stokes was part of the Super Kings ahead of the successful IPL 2023. He recently participated in the ODI World Cup 2023, for which he retired. The Chennai Super Kings management supports Ben's decision to manage his workload with England playing a five-Test series in India before the IPL in June 2024 and then the T20 World Cup."

Meanwhile, England have called up Matthew Potts for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies after he was ruled out of the tour due to injury.

England will play three 50-over matches in the Caribbean next month before five T20 Internationals.

Jive continued his stellar year on the international stage with a first white-ball call-up when the squad was announced on 12 November, but his fitness issues persisted during an England Lions training camp in the United Arab Emirates. It opens the door for Potts to return to the 50-over fold, having featured in three ODIs to date, the last of which was against Ireland in September.
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