Radio New Zealand – The England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes but says the allrounder is unlikely to play the first one-day international of the New Zealand series.

Summary

  • The England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes but says the allrounder is unlikely to play the first one-day international of the New Zealand series.
  • Bayliss says Stokes, who will miss the Twenty20 game against New Zealand on Sunday and needs to get back up to speed before he can play.
  • Stokes, one of world cricket’s most-destructive batsmen, last played a competitive match for Canterbury in New Zealand’s domestic T20 competition last December.
  • However, that success has been followed by three consecutive T20 failures, with two losses against Australia and on Tuesday against New Zealand.
  • Stokes is expected to feature in England’s two tests against New Zealand at Auckland and Christchurch next month.


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