Ben Stokes: Ben Stokes can play as a specialist batsman at the start of 2023 IPL. This all-rounder player of England was included in his team by Chennai Super Kings by paying Rs 16.25 crore. Ben Stokes has been training with his new IPL teammates after coming to India last week, but now news is coming that due to his left knee injury, Ben Stokes will play only as a specialist batsman in the initial phase of IPL.
Ben Stokes can take the field for the first time in the Chennai Super Kings jersey against Gujarat Giants in the first match of IPL 2023 to be held on 31 March. However, before that Stokes’ injury has become a problem for Chennai. Ben Stokes has been battling an injury to his left knee for the past several years, but during the tour of New Zealand last month, Stokes’ injury flared up, due to which he bowled a total of nine overs in the two Tests, while in the final Test match. Batted the last round with a lot of physical discomfort.
There was trouble on New Zealand tour
Ben Stokes himself admitted that his knee injury in the last round of the New Zealand tour bothered him a lot, but I feel that before the Summer Ashes, the IPL will give me an opportunity to get into a situation where I can Looks like I don’t need to think too much about my knee. Now it has to be seen what wonders Ben Stokes can do this year for Chennai Super Kings.
Let us tell you that Ben Stokes is the most expensive player for Chennai Super Kings till date. Chennai picked Ben Stokes because of not being able to pick Sam Karan. CSK’s intention behind this was to use his all-rounder form. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see how CSK uses Ben Stokes. However, in future Chennai can also use Ben Stokes as their next captain after Dhoni.
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