Ben Stokes ruled out of IPL 2021 with a broken finger | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: All-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 with a broken finger. The English batsman joins Jofra Archer in Rajasthan Royals’ damage record and it leaves the group devoid of the companies of two match-winners.
“Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes injured a finger on his left hand while fielding during the team’s match against Punjab Kings on 12 April 2021 in Mumbai. Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a broken finger, which will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 season,” Royals mentioned in a assertion.

The assertion added that Stokes wish to keep with the group ‘to provide his valued support and inputs off the field.’
Royals will likely be reviewing potential substitute choices for the rest of the season. An enormous jolt to the Jaipur-based franchise’s prospects going ahead within the match.

Though Archer was on Tuesday cleared to return to coaching, his participation within the IPL continues to be below doubt. “No decision has been made as yet on when Archer is due to return to playing,” an England and Wales Cricket Board assertion mentioned. They subsequent play Delhi Capitals on Thursday.

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