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England All-Rounder Ben Stokes announces retirement from ODI Cricket

Ben Stokes will play his last ODI game against South Africa at his home ground Durham tomorrow.

England’s Star All-Rounder Ben Stokes announces his retirement from ODI Cricket. He will retire after playing 1st ODI against South Africa tomorrow.

Stokes announced his retirement from ODI Cricket on Twitter. He will play his last ODI at his home ground Durham. Stokes said, “three formats are just unsustainable for me now“.

Ben Stokes was expected to play 6 ODIs of the English summer. But now he will retire after 1st ODI against South Africa tomorrow. Stokes was appointed as England’s Test Captain a few months ago. He didn’t prove them wrong as England beat Newzealand by 3-0 and leveled the series with India 2-2.

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All Rounder Ben Stokes ODI Career Overview

Ben Stokes has played 104 ODIs so far. He was the Hero of England for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Stokes was named Player of the Match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final. Nobody can’t forget his knock of 84* which helped England to take the game into Super Over. And England won their First World Cup by winning the super over.

All-Rounder Stokes has scored 2919 runs with an average of 39.45. He has also picked 74 wickets with an economy of 6.04.

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While talking about his workload Stokes said, “Three formats are just unsustainable for me now. Not only do I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us, but I also feel that I am taking the place of another player who can give Jos and the rest of the team their all. It’s time for someone else to progress as a cricketer and make incredible memories like I have over the past 11 years.”

Focusing on Test Cricket and possibly T20 Format too

Ben Stokes even said about concentrating on Test cricket more and perhaps the T20 format too. He said, “I will give everything I have to Test cricket, and now, with this decision, I feel I can also give my total commitment to the T20 format.”

Even he wished England’s current White-ball Captain Jos Buttler and Limited-Overs Head Coach Matthew Mott. He said, “I would like to wish Jos Buttler, Matthew Mott, the players and the support staff every success going forward. We have made great strides in white-ball cricket over the past seven years, and the future looks bright.”

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Ben Stokes is the 2nd player from the World Cup winning team to retire from the ODI format after Eoin Morgan. Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from International Cricket last month after England vs Netherland ODI series.

The Star All-Rounder Ben Stokes will play his last ODI game tomorrow against South Africa. South Africa will play three ODIs, three T20Is, and a three-match Test series as well. ODI series will start tomorrow at Chester-le-Street. England will surely miss the services of Ben Stokes in ODI Format. Stokes played an important part in England’s 2019 World Cup Victory.

Bhushan Kothmire
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