ENG vs NZ LIVE – Ben Stokes Doubtful for 3rd Test? After New Zealand England cricket camp is hit by Covid. England batting coach Marcus Trescothick has tested Covid-19 positive and captain Ben Stokes is feeling unwell. Stokes tested negative but did not train with the team. The UK based media has reported that Stokes is now doubtful for 3rd TEST: Follow England vs New Zealand 3RD Test Live Updates with InsideSport.IN
- 3rd Test gets under way on Thursday
- Christchurch-born Stokes missed training on Tuesday after feeling unwell with a chesty cough.
- The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that the 31-year-old returned a negative Covid-19 test.
- Stokes will continue to be monitored by their medical team before the final match of the series, which England lead 2-0.
- Notably, Ben Stokes fell sick over the weekend.
- He has not been attending the training sessions.
ENG vs NZ LIVE: Ben Stokes stays ‘DOUBTFUL’ for 3rd test despite testing negative, batting coach Trescothick tests positive: Follow England vs NewZealand LIVE
Ben Stokes Doubtful for 3rd Test? The ECB later announced that batting coach Marcus Trescothick is in isolation at home after returning a positive test.
In case Stokes doesn’t get fit by today, England coach Brendon McCullum would have to announce new captain. It is worth noting that Stokes does not have a nominated vice-captain.
If Stokes can’t play, Stuart Broad or Jonny Bairstow and even Root could take on the role in Leeds.
Anderson will be rested this week to keep him fresh for the upcoming test against India at Edgbaston.
ENG vs NZ: England captain Ben Stokes tests NEGATIVE for COVID-19, but still misses training due to ILLNESS ahead of ENG vs NZ 3rd Test
In terms of the series, however, this match will not mean much. The Three Lions have already won the first two games, with the margin of victory being 5 wickets on both occasions.
The first match saw Joe Root being at his absolute best, while the last game was all about Jonny Bairstow’s brilliance.
England Squad for 3rd Test against New Zealand:
Ben Stokes (Durham) captain
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
Zak Crawley (Kent)
Ben Foakes (Surrey)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Alex Lees (Durham)
Craig Overton (Somerset)
Jamie Overton (Surrey)
Matthew Potts (Durham)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
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