Due to the absence of Ben Stokes, England’s prospects of winning are likely to be harmed
Due to the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes, England’s prospects of winning the away Ashes series this year are likely to be harmed much more than they are currently. According to rumours, the great all-rounder may not go to Australia for the Ashes series because he has not fully recovered from his mental health problems.
Stokes did not participate in the home series against India and instead opted to take an extended sabbatical to concentrate on his mental health. This implies that the 30-year-old will be unable to participate in the second round of the IPL 2021. He was also passed over for selection to the World Twenty20 team by the national selectors.