England vs New Zealand 3rd Test, Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes did not attend the practice session on Tuesday due to illness, as England prepare for the third Test starting on Thursday without their captain.
Ben Stokes has been ill and as a result has not yet made it to the squad in Leeds. He was originally planning to be with the team on the field the next morning for an afternoon training session on Monday.
According to an ECB spokesperson, Stokes had given a negative test of Kovid-19 taken on Tuesday morning. Stokes is expected to recover to rejoin the squad in the next 24 hours and take his place in the playing XI in the Headingley Test as England finish the three-match series on a high after victories at Lord’s and Trent Bridge. want. A report by ESPN Cricinfo has been said about this.
Notably, Stokes has still not appointed his vice-captain, which means there is currently no player to replace him. Joe Root, who stepped down as captain in April after five years in the role, may make a comeback. But England may still have problems with their team’s balance as there is no better all-rounder to replace Stokes at No.
The closest player in terms of skill to England’s 14-man squad is Craig Overton of Somerset, while Harry Brooke will be fit as a batsman, and deserves a home debut. Both could do well for England considering the change in their bowling attack with respect to workload management.
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