Ben Stokes looks to be obvious to miss England’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign subsequent month, with head coach Chris Silverwood insisting the allrounder’s personal effectively-being outstrips the desires of the crew.
Stokes is for the time being taking an indefinite leave of absence from the game to prioritise his mental effectively being and recover from a finger injury.
He hasn’t taken the field since July, when he captained an ODI sequence towards Pakistan at short look for then made a short cameo in The Hundred.
England had been careful to give him hundreds of distance but with the closing date coming near near for the next world tournament, readability on his web page online will more than seemingly be required in the approaching days.
The World Cricket Council desires squads to be submitted by Friday and it looks extremely no longer going that Stokes will receive the checklist of 15.
England are planning to title three standby gamers and the 30-year-feeble would possibly perchance also no longer even be named on that checklist.
What’s obvious for now would possibly perchance be that no one all the plan in which thru the crew is pushing Stokes earlier than he is willing.
“We are going to leave that one leisurely, to give it our handiest probability. Whatever pork up Ben desires he will salvage from us,” said Silverwood.
“I possess now not spoken to him correct as but because I want to give him as mighty set as doubtless, but there are other folks talking to him outside of me and it is a ways something we are going to more than seemingly be revisiting presently.
“Nonetheless I’ll no longer be striking stress on him, is no longer going to be speeding him and whatever pork up he desires he will salvage.
“Initially, my handiest pains is for him and making definite he is okay. That is the set to birth I will be at and the relaxation of the questions will reach.”
England are additionally missing paceman Jofra Archer with injury, with Sussex teammate Tymal Mills tipped to make a selection his pickle no matter spending nearly four years out of the area set-up.