Stokes was originally removed from the squad to focus on recovering from finger surgery.

Published: July 08, 2021 1:23 PM |

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LONDON: Star all-rounder Ben Stokes summoned England’s makeshift one-day squad on Wednesday to seize the unexpected opportunity with both hands and to “smile” on the main team after a sudden COVID-19 outbreak The World Cup final hero, Stokes, will lead a hastily assembled nine-player unopposed squad in the ODI series against Pakistan after the original squad after a COVID-19 outbreak just 48 hours before Thursday’s opening game in Cardiff.

Stokes was originally removed from the squad to focus on his recovery from finger surgery.

“Only thing I said to myself to be sure that I told the team is that while this was a very quick turnaround in terms of picking a new squad no matter what the name is on the back, England jersey we go as No. 1- Team out there, “said Stokes.

” It’s exciting to say that you’re a part of it, whether you’re a seasoned player, a young player, or someone new to the group.

“Situations like this are so rare. This is your chance to represent your country and let’s all with big smiles on our faces and enjoy it as much as possible as a group. “

” One of the reasons for county cricket is because of your name for a call to England – although you usually don’t pick 16 new players within a few days! “The guys who have been selected have raised their hands in county cricket and deserve to be in that situation, albeit in extreme circumstances. But everyone deserves their place on the roster.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) had to name a completely different team after seven members of the English contingent – three cricketers and four from the team management – tested positive for the virus.

The ECB said over the weekend that it did not want Stokes in the international ones too quickly Push back on duty.

“It was the last call I expected late that evening. Spoons (head coach Chris Silverwood) asked me straight away, ‘Can you come and do it?’.”

After the When the phone call took place, my wife sent me a screenshot of an article that read ‘England won’t push Ben Stokes back’.

“But when I got back to Durham a little early I had to do something for my job, so I had to get up and there s do. So it is here too, it is earlier than planned from a medical and fitness point of view, “but when a job comes and calls you, you have to get up and make yourself available,” he said.

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