It is hoped by England that their great all-rounder Ben Stokes will “unretire” from one-day international cricket in time for the 50-over World Cup, which will be held in India the following year.
Stokes was an essential contributor to England’s success in the most recent World Cup finals. On Sunday, he scored an unbeaten 53 against Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup, but in 2019, he had an unbeaten score of 92 against New Zealand in the championship match of the 50-over marquee event.
However, earlier this year, the Test captain, who is 31 years old, stated that he would no longer participate in the 50-over format. He explained that competing in all three forms was “unsustainable” for him.
Matthew Mott, who took over as England white-ball coach in May, has the goal of convincing Ben Stokes to end his retirement from one-day internationals (ODIs).
“When he spoke to me about his ODI retirement, one of the first things I said was that I’d back any decision he made. I told him that I would support any choice he made. Mott told reporters, “I told him that he didn’t necessarily have to retire; instead, he could just stop playing 50-overs for a while.” Mott was the one who told him that.
“Yes, I did say that you could always come out of retirement.
“That’s his choice to make. It is going to be a World Cup year, and we don’t play much Twenty20 cricket for a while, but the choice is ultimately up to him,” he continued. “It will be a decision that will be up to him.”
Mott has stated that the all-rounder plays an important role in England strategy when playing cricket with the white ball.
The more information we can glean from him, the better. When it comes to white-ball cricket, he is a very important gear in the wheel, despite the fact that he is doing an outstanding job as captain in the Tests.
“He is a multi-faceted player with a lot of potential to offer.
“In this team he was the glue – I think we have a lot of guys who can do extraordinary things but he was the player you knew that if he was in you’d win the game,” he added. “I think we have a lot of guys who can do extraordinary things but he was the player you knew that if he was in you’d win the game.”
It is anticipated that Stokes would participate in the Indian Premier League auction that will take place in Kochi on December 23.