IPL 2020: Ben Stokes hits the nets in Christchurch, hints at IPL 2020 arrival

In a recent development, it has been known that Rajasthan Royals and England’s dynamic all-rounder Ben Stokes will be playing the IPL 2020 in UAE. According to PTI, Stokes is likely to miss the first few matches but will touchdown in UAE and will be donning the RR outfit for majority of the tournament.

The England all-rounder all took to the pitch to warm up and get attuned once more to his physical requirements.

Ben Stokes, who is currently is in New Zealand, returned to the training ground and posted a video of himself bowling in the nets. Sharing the video, England’s World Cup winning star turned nostalgic as Christchurch was the place where it all started for him and he began learning cricket traits during his foundation years.

In the video, Stokes was right on the money as he bowled accurate line and length and the ball crashed onto the stumps after the batsman played the wrong line. “Been great being in Christchurch we’re it all began for me. thanks to @sydenhamcricket for letting me use their facilities to bowl in..unlucky today @nick.smithson.7,” Stokes wrote on Instagram

While there are clouds of uncertainty over Stokes’ availability for this year’s IPL, Rajasthan Royals head coach Andrew McDonald said that they are ready to give their star all-rounder “as much time as he needs” and respect his privacy.

McDonald also said that he “doesn’t want to second-guess what will happen with him” just yet and will make a call depending on how things pan out.

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