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Captain Ben Stokes faces race against time to be Match Fit for IND vs ENG Test series

Captain Ben Stokes faces race against time to be Match Fit for IND vs ENG Test series

England Cricket Team captain Ben Stokes faces race against time to be fit for India vs England (IND vs ENG) Test Series

Fitness is now the main question for England Cricket Team skipper Ben Stokes. The star all-rounder who recently underwent knee surgery has been selected in England’s 16-men squad to lead the Three Lions for the India vs England Test series in January 2024.

The England star was scheduled to go under the knife after the conclusion of the ODI World Cup and he had a successful surgery in London a couple of weeks back. With around 1.5 months remaining, Ben Stokes faces a race against time to be fit for the crucial England Tour of India.

England Cricket Team captain Ben Stokes faces race against time to be fit for India vs England (IND vs ENG) Test Series

As a means of workload management, Stoke decided to skip IPL 2024 and was subsequently released by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on IPL 2024 Deadline Day. Stokes also emphasized earlier that he wants to return to the team for the India tour, following which is primary target will be to focus on the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

Ben Stokes after his surgery is recovering well and has posted pictures and updates on social media to keep his fans informed about his situation.

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With time passing by fast, it will be a tough task for the England skipper to complete his rehab and hit the field to build his match fitness. Earlier, in the day the England Cricket Board announced the 16-men squad that will travel to India for the 5-match Test series.

England Test squad for India

Ben Stokes (C), Rehan Ahmed, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Shoaib Bashir, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood

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