Ben Stokes is currently in New Zealand with his ailing father.© AFP
Rajasthan Royals Head coach and former Australian cricketer Andrew Macdonald said the franchise is still in doubt England star all-rounder Ben Stokes availability for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. The 29-year-old all-rounder lost the second and third Tests against Pakistan due to family reasons. The head coach said that the franchise is ready to devote enough time, but they are still uncertain about the availability of the Stokes Ipl 2020.
ESPNcricinfo quoted McDonald as saying, “First and foremost with the Stokes family. It’s a tough scenario, so we’re giving him as much time as he needs, and doing the best we can with him.”
“So yeah, we’re not sure where Stokesis is right now, but once it’s played, we can make many decisions from there. But I don’t want to second guess what will happen to him right now.” He added.
The IPL 2020 will be played in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November and the tournament will run for 53 days.
Rajasthan will face Chennai Super Kings in their first match on 22 September.
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