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England hope to recall Stokes ODI retirement for World Cup

England are hopeful that legendary all-rounder Ben Stokes will consider retiring from one-day cricket in order to defend their title at next year’s World Cup.

Renowned all-rounder Ben Stokes played a vital role in England’s victory over Pakistan in the recent T20 World Cup in Australia, but retired from ODI cricket in July this year and said that he did not actually give his 100 percent in this style. Was getting and now all three formats are a source of uncertainty for me.

According to the foreign news agency “Reuters”, England cricket team coach Matthew Mott said that Test captain Ben Stokes will be warmly welcomed in the ODI squad.

Matthew Mott told the media that when he (Ben Stokes) discussed me about retiring from ODIs, I told him that I will support whatever decision you make but I He was told that it is not necessary to retire, you can stay away from 50-over cricket for some time.

“I told him (Ben Stokes) that you can take back the decision of retirement anytime, it’s his decision, the World Cup will be held next year and till then we won’t have much T20,” the England coach added. will play but that’s for them to decide, the more we can get from them the better.

It may be recalled that England won the ODI World Cup title for the first time in 2019 and the hero of the final was Ben Stokes, who scored an unbeaten 84 in a thrilling match against New Zealand.

England will defend their 50-over World Cup title in India next year in October and November.

Renowned all-rounder Ben Stokes made his ODI debut against Ireland on August 25, 2011 in Dublin and scored 2,924 runs with 3 centuries and 21 fifties in 105 matches and took 74 wickets.

Remember that on July 18, 2022, the English captain said that ‘I have decided to retire from this format, it was a very difficult decision for me because I am enjoying every moment playing for England with my teammates. The wind and our journey was glorious’.

He said that this decision was not difficult in the sense that in fact I was not able to give my 100 percent in this format and now all the three formats are a source of uncertainty for me.