Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Ashes 1st Test Gabba: Injury-hit England faces another scare! Ben Stokes hurt his knee while fielding

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Ashes 1st Test Gabba: England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes who is making his return to the international set up has picked up yet another injury. Stokes suffered an injury to his knee while chasing a ball to the boundary in the 29th over and was seen struggling for the rest of the day. He is said to be assessed overnight by England’s medical staff. Follow Ashes live updates on InsideSport.in
Ashes 1st Test Gabba: Injury-hit England faces another scare! Ben Stokes hurt his knee while fielding
“Obviously Ben has hurt himself on the field today so didn’t bowl full pace at the back end of the day,” England bowling coach Jon Lewis said. “Think our medical guys will assess him overnight and see how he is. Other than that the guys are okay,” he further added.
Ben Stokes bowled a total of 9 overs on Day 2 with three in his first spell, two before lunch and four more later in the day. It was the second last over before the lunch when Stokes was seen hobbling out in the outfield. Though he bowled his last four over but he bowled off a shorter run-up than usual.
England is already struggling in the opener at Gabba, especially with the ball in absence of Stuart Broad and James Anderson, & it will be a big blow for Joe Root & Co if Stokes too gets sidelined with a knee injury. Jofra Archer also remains sidelined with a troublesome elbow.
Ashes 1st Test Gabba: Injury-hit England faces another scare! Ben Stokes hurt his knee while fielding
It was Ben Stokes’ first Test match since March earlier this year. The talismanic all-rounder has since been laid off with a finger injury and took a mental health break before announcing his return for the ongoing Ashes. Things have not gone well for the 2019 World Cup hero, after struggling with both bat and ball during the first two days. Stokes’ no-ball also handed David Warner a reprieve, who went on to score a fine 94. A Travis Head century put Australia in command, who lead by 196 runs at stumps on Day 2.
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