Hyderabad: T20 cricket is a game of small margins. The cliché never gets old. Given the volatility of the shortest format of the game,...
The former Indian captain reeled off answers on his favourite topic fielding in Twitter
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ECB has said that Stokes has taken the break to also rest his left index finger, "which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month"
Opener Haseeb Hameed, whose last Test was against India in 2016, was also named in the squad.
A repeat X-ray and CT scan revealed that the 29-year-old has a fracture in his left index finger, an injury that he picked up during the ongoing IPL
Rajasthan will be banking heavily on their swashbuckling all-rounder Ben Stokes
England did not throw it away like the opening game and capitalised on a flying start provided by Bairstow (124 off 112) and Jason Roy (55 off 52) to gun down the target in just 43.3 overs with six wickets in hand
The incident occurred in the fourth over, when Stokes was found to have applying saliva on the ball and promptly the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Virender Sharma warned skipper Jos Buttler
"Players are totally committed to England and I think that was emphasised last week when a few of us went down with illness that made operating in 41 degree heat particularly taxing," Stokes said
England dominated the first two sessions and India looked in all sorts of trouble before Pant (101 off 118 balls) suddenly decided to catch the opposition by the scruff of their necks
India ended the session on 153/6 with Rishabh Pant (36) and Washington Sundar (1) in the middle.
Having failed with the bat in England's innings, Ben Stokes made matters worse by claiming a catch of Shubman Gill.
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