Ben Stokes comes out of ODI retirement as England announces its squad against New Zealand

The all-rounder for the England cricket team, Ben Stokes, unretired from ODI cricket while reversing the decision he made in July last year and was named in England's 15-member squad for the series against New Zealand starting later this month. The England cricket board made the decision before the World Cup 2023, hoping that Stokes could get enough match practice before England defend their title at cricket's biggest extravaganza in India.
In a released statement, the ECB said that "Ben Stokes returns to the England Men's ODI set-up after deciding to reverse his decision to retire from the format, while uncapped Surrey quick Gus Atkinson is included in the 15-player squad."
The coach of the England cricket team, Matthew Mott, recently revealed that he was eager to lure the Test team captain out of retirement and was willing to play him as just a pure batter in ODIs.
England squad for the New Zealand series: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, and Chris Woakes.



Aug 16, 2023 9:28 AM