Ben Stokes’ return puts England’s powerhouse batsmen under pressure

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• All-rounder back for Durham next week after month out
• Batsmen will play for their places in first two T20s against India

Ben Stokes will return from injury next week to make a rare appearance for Durham and thus create a selection logjam in England’s powerhouse batting lineup for white-ball cricket.

The all-rounder is due to play his county’s T20 Blast fixture at Yorkshire on Thursday as a batsman following a month out with a hamstring tear and, if his bowling progresses in the nets, he could then be in contention for the third Twenty20 international against India in Bristol on 8 July.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/28/ben-stokes-return-england-batsmen-india under the title “Ben Stokes’ return puts England’s powerhouse batsmen under pressure”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.