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Change rooms to court rooms: Stokes facing brutal turnaround

News – ENGLAND will have no qualms about selecting Ben Stokes for next month’s first Test against India, even though the match could finish just a day before the all-rounder’s trial for affray begins.

Summary

  • ENGLAND will have no qualms about selecting Ben Stokes for next month’s first Test against India, even though the match could finish just a day before the all-rounder’s trial for affray begins.
  • MUM’S BIG GAMBLE PAYS OFF FOR NT GUNGiven the trial is expected to last between five to seven days, Stokes, a dynamic middle-order batsman and lively seamer who is also one of England’s best fielders, could well miss the second Test of a five-match series that starts at Lord’s on August 9.
  • But Joe Root, England’s Test captain, had no doubt about Stokes being in the right frame of mind to play at Edgbaston despite a looming court appearance.
  • Star batsman Root scored exactly 100 not out on his Yorkshire home ground, his second successive century after his unbeaten 113 during England’s 86-run series-levelling win at Lord’s.
  • His latest hundred saw Root become England’s outright most prolific century-maker in ODI cricket, with 13 hundreds from 110 innings at this level, surpassing by one the record he had shared previously with Marcus Trescothick.


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