England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes is hoping that his operated left index finger wouldn’t trigger him issues in the course of the marquee Take a look at sequence towards India, after enjoying via “ridiculous ache” within the latest ODIs towards Pakistan.
He has revealed that the ache compelled him to take pain-killing steroid injection.
Stokes is because of play for Northern Superchargers within the first few rounds of The Hundred earlier than linking up with the England squad for the 5 Checks towards India, beginning August four in Nottingham.
“I’ve obtained a little bit of a break now which ought to give the steroids time to take impact and permit me to play ache free within the Hundred after which towards India,” Stokes wrote within the ‘Every day Mirror’.
“The plan remains to be to take some half within the Hundred, though everybody will must be as cautious as attainable the place COVID is worried. I do know the ECB are working exhausting on getting that proper.
“Hopefully my finger received’t be an issue by the point the India Take a look at sequence comes round, as a result of that may be a big sequence and one, we’re all determined to carry out properly in,” he Stokes.
Stokes had fractured the finger whereas enjoying for the Rajasthan Royals within the IPL.
He performed six T20 Blast video games for Durham in June and early July however was not supposed to participate in both the ODI or T20I leg of Pakistan’s tour till plenty of COVID-19 circumstances within the England camp compelled the complete squad into self-isolation.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was left with no choice however to summon Stokes and hand him captaincy on the final minute.
“It was a completely sudden set of video games for me and the reality is I’d by no means have performed beneath regular circumstances resulting from how a lot ache I used to be in with my left index finger,” he wrote.
“The surgical procedure was successful after I had damaged it on the IPL, but it surely was nonetheless so painful. Typically although you simply have to smile and bear it, and captaining England is a type of causes.”
England received the sequence 3-0.
Stokes added, “Typically although you simply have to smile and bear it, and captaining England is a type of causes.
“The finger has healed structurally, however the ache was simply ridiculous for the place it needs to be so that’s the reason I’ve now had an injection to ease it for the remainder of the summer season.”