Ben Stokes is presently in New Zealand to be together with his ailing father.© AFP
Rajasthan Royals head coach and former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald mentioned that the franchise nonetheless has doubt over the provision of the England star all-rounder Ben Stokes for the thirteenth version of Indian Premier League. The 29-year-old all-rounder had missed the second and third Assessments in opposition to Pakistan resulting from household causes. The top coach mentioned that the franchise is able to give an ample period of time however they’re nonetheless not sure about Stokes’ availability for IPL 2020.
“Firstly, ideas with the Stokes household. It is a troublesome state of affairs, so we’re giving him as a lot time as he wants, and connecting with him as finest we are able to,” ESPNcricinfo quoted McDonald as saying.
“So yeah, we’re undecided the place Stokesy’s at proper now, however as soon as it has performed out, then we are able to make our choices from there. However I do not wish to second-guess what is going to occur with him simply but,” he added.
The IPL 2020 will likely be performed within the UAE from September 19 to November 10 and the match will run for 53 days.
Rajasthan will face Chennai Tremendous Kings of their opening recreation on September 22.
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