Prime Sports, International Sport, Cricket, London, July 31:- England’s talisman all-rounder Ben Stokes has decided to take an indefinite break from international cricket with immediate effect to prioritise his mental well-being and rest his injured index finger. Stokes had suffered the injury while playing in the first match of the Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals and was ruled out of the season.
Stokes was recently playing for the Northern Superchargers in the ongoing Hundred. Thus, Stokes has decided to pull out of the upcoming five-match Test series against India. England and Wales Cricket Board have named Craig Overton as a replacement for the linchpin all-rounder for the five-match Test series against India.
This is a massive blow for the Joe Root-led team as Stokes is a key player in the team. The all-rounder is well known to deliver in all three aspects of the game and he is certainly going to be missed by the hosts. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).