Thu. Nov 24th, 2022
MELBOURNE: England they hope Ben Stokes He could rethink his retirement from the one-day internationals and help the team secure their 50+ World Cup title next year.
The talisman all-rounder who led England to victory in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan on Sunday retired from one-day cricket in July, citing the “unsustainable” rigor of playing all formats.
England coach Matthew Mott says test captain Stokes will return to the ODI team with open arms.
“One of the first things I said when he talked to me about his ODI retirement was that I would support any decision he made, but I told him he didn’t need to retire, he wouldn’t be able to play 50-overs. Mott told British media.
“And I said: ‘You can always retire.’
“It’s his decision. It’s going to be a World Cup year and we won’t be playing much T20 cricket for a while, but that’s going to depend on it. The more we can get it, the better.”
Stokes was also the hero of England’s first 50 World Cup victory in 2019, when he reached 84 unbeaten in their tense final win against New Zealand.
England retain their over 50 title in India in October/November next year.