England and Wales Cricket Board on Wednesday confirms that the all-rounder Stokes and part of the side’s victory over Pakistan 2 days ago has been ruled out of the third test against Pakistan starting next week due to a torn right calf.
Stokes, who plays for Durham in the County matches suffered a right calf injury when he was bowling the sixth over of his very important spell on the fourth day of the second test match against Pakistan when his side beat the guests by a massive 330 runs and left the field straight away.
Ben Stokes, who was not part of the England’s test squad against Pakistan in the first test match when his team failed to perform well and lost to Pakistan by 75 due to a knee injury, has been made to sit out again due to another injury which is disappointing for the English fans.
A scan of the injury explains the condition of the injury and the 25-year old has to wait for next week before getting reviewed by the England’s medical team who will then tell how long he will have to wait before getting back into the squad again.
Jake Ball, the Nottinghamshire paceman, who made his test debut in the series opener against Pakistan, the match, his side loses to Pakistan at Lords, failed to post an impact but have been recalled in place of Stokes for the third test against Pakistan.
England’s 13-man squad also features the Middlesex pacer Steven Finn, who also played in the first test match and the Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid. England should have to adopt a habit of playing without Stokes as the all-rounder played in two out of five test matches and even not played them completely, leaving the field midway
Stokes got a knee injury in the first test against Sri Lanka and got to miss out the remaining two test matches, all one-dayers and the lone T20 match as well. But in his absence, another all-rounder Chris Woakes didn’t make the England team felt the absence of Stokes till now.