Ben Stokes Retirement: England’s World Cup HERO Ben Stokes SHOCKS world, calls it time on ODI Cricket: Follow Live Updates

Ben Stokes Retirement: ENG vs SA LIVE: England’s Test captain Ben Stokes has called it a time on his illustrated ODI career. With focus…

Ben Stokes Retirement: England's World Cup HERO Ben Stokes calls it time on ODI Cricket, to play last ODI against SA: Follow ENG vs SA Live Updates

Ben Stokes Retirement: ENG vs SA LIVE: England’s Test captain Ben Stokes has called it a time on his illustrated ODI career. With focus on Test and in T20s, he has announced his retirement from the format which is dying a slow death. The ENG vs SA 1st ODI will be the last match for the England all-rounder, who was there hero of 2019 World Cup. Follow England vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make. I have loved every minute of playing with my mates for England. We have had an incredible journey on the way,” Ben Stokes said in a statement.

Stokes has played 104 ODI matches and is set to end his international career in the format on his home ground at the Seat Unique Riverside against South Africa on Tuesday.

After making his ODI debut against Ireland in 2011, Stokes has scored 2919 runs, including three centuries, and taken 74 wickets. He captained the ODI side during last summer’s 3-0 Royal London Series victory against Pakistan and has been an inspirational leader.

Ben Stokes Retirement: England’s World Cup HERO Ben Stokes calls it time on ODI Cricket, to play last ODI against SA: Follow Live Updates

Ben Stokes Retirement: England's World Cup HERO Ben Stokes calls it time on ODI Cricket, to play last ODI against SA: Follow Live Updates

Ben Stokes Retirement: Stokes’ ODI career Highlights:

  • Ben Stokes made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2011.
  • In his 11-year ODI career, Stokes has played 104 matches, scoring 2919 runs.
  • He has also bagged 74 wickets.
  • His ODI career also has three centuries and 21 fifties at an average of 39.44.
  • He captained England ODI side during last summer’s 3-0 series victory against Pakistan and has been an inspirational leader.
  • Ben Stokes was also named in the ICC 2019 World Cup Team of the Tournament.
  • In the 2019 WC final, he smashed 98-ball 84 to force a super over against New Zealand.
  • England went on to win their maiden 50-over World Cup.

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Ben Stokes Retirement: England’s World Cup HERO Ben Stokes calls it time on ODI Cricket, to play last ODI against SA: Follow Live Updates

Ben Stokes Full Statement:

“As hard as a decision as this was to come to, it’s not as hard dealing with the fact I can’t give my teammates 100% of myself in this format anymore. The England shirt deserves nothing less from anyone who wears it.

“Three formats are just unsustainable for me now. Not only do I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us, but I also feel that I am taking the place of another player who can give Jos and the rest of the team their all. It’s time for someone else to progress as a cricketer and make incredible memories like I have over the past 11 years.

Ben Stokes Retirement: England’s World Cup HERO Ben Stokes calls it time on ODI Cricket, to play last ODI against SA: Follow Live Updates

“I will give everything I have to Test cricket, and now, with this decision, I feel I can also give my total commitment to the T20 format.

“I would like to wish Jos Buttler, Matthew Mott, the players and the support staff every success going forward. We have made great strides in white-ball cricket over the past seven years, and the future looks bright.

“I have loved all 104 games I have played so far, I’ve got one more, and it feels amazing to be playing my last game at my home ground in Durham.

“As always, the England fans have always been there for me and will continue to be there. You’re the best fans in the world. I hope we can win on Tuesday and set the series up nicely against South Africa.”

Ben Stokes Retirement: England’s World Cup HERO Ben Stokes calls it time on ODI Cricket, to play last ODI against SA: Follow Live Updates

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