Ben Stokes: English team coach engaged in wooing Ben Stokes before 2023 ODI World Cup, made this request

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Ben Stokes with English teammates

Ben Stokes: England’s Test captain Ben Stokes is also the muscle of his team in limited overs cricket. He made England the champion of T20 World Cup 2022 by playing an unbeaten half-century against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Earlier in the final of the ODI World Cup held at Lord’s in 2019, Stokes made England the world champion for the first time by scoring an unbeaten 84 against New Zealand. The English team, which became the double world champion, is now eyeing the ODI World Cup to be held in India in 2023. But his problem is about the absence of Stokes in the team.

English team management requests Stokes to return to ODIs

Ben Stokes with English teammates

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Ben Stokes with English teammates

Ben Stokes announced his retirement from ODI cricket during the ODI series against South Africa in August this year. That is, he will not be available for the 50-over World Cup to be held on Indian soil next year. Seeing this situation, the English team management is in a quandary. Now England’s limited overs coach Matthew Mott is pleading with Stokes to return to the ODI format.

Coach Mott expects Stokes to return from retirement

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Ben Stokes

England are hopeful that star all-rounder Ben Stokes will reverse his decision to retire from one-day cricket ahead of next year’s ODI World Cup in India. Limited overs coach Matthew Mott wants Stokes, who played the most important role in making England the world champion in different formats for two consecutive times, back in the ODI team at any cost. He hoped that Stokes would change his decision.

Stokes can play ODI cricket whenever he wants – Matthew Mott

England head coach Matthew Mott

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England head coach Matthew Mott

England coach Matthew Mott said, “When he asked me to say goodbye to ODI cricket, the first thing I said was that I was with him in every decision he made. I also said that there is no need to retire. He can play whenever he wants.

Part of strategy in Stokes limited overs – Mott

He further said, “It is their decision. Next year is the World Cup and we don’t have to play much T20 cricket. But it is for him to decide. The more he can play for us, the better. He is doing a fantastic job as Test captain but he is a vital part of our strategy in limited overs cricket. He is an expert player in all three formats. He is the kind of player who can win matches on his own.

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