England’s red-ball captain Ben Stokes, who played a major part in helping the Three Lions claim 2 major white-ball titles in 2019 and 2022, has pulled himself out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. While this might come as a shocker for the English team’s possibility of defending the T20 WC title they won in 2022, Stokes has reasoned that he wants to keep his fitness intact, specifically to bowl more in England’s upcoming red-ball assignments.

Ben Stokes, in an official statement, claimed that he is deliberately opting out of the T20 WC in the USA and West Indies to focus on his all-round skills for the future.

Ben Stokes provides an official statement

“I’m working hard and focusing on building my bowling fitness back up to fulfill a full role as an all-rounder in all formats of cricket. Opting out of the IPL and the World Cup will hopefully be a sacrifice that allows me to be the all-rounder I want to be for the foreseeable future.” – Ben Stokes said via the English Cricket Board

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