England coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes however stated the all-rounder is unlikely to play the primary one-day worldwide of the New Zealand sequence.Stokes indicated a plead of not responsible to a cost of affray at Bristol magistrates’ court docket on Tuesday and can be part of his England staff mates this week in Hamilton forward of their five-match sequence beginning Feb. 25.
Bayliss stated Stokes, who will miss the Twenty20 recreation towards the Kiwis on Sunday, must get again on top of things earlier than he can characteristic within the beginning 11.
“He hasn’t played for a while,” Bayliss advised reporters. “It shouldn’t be as if we will perhaps carry him straight again for these T20s, for instance.
“We have gotten to get him on top of things and hopefully throughout this one-day sequence we will get him again into the staff.
“At this stage I’d have to say it was unlikely (he’ll play the first ODI). We’ll have to wait and see how he is with travel, with practice.”
Stokes, one among world cricket’s most harmful batsmen, final performed a aggressive match for Canterbury in New Zealand’s home T20 competitors final December.
His absence was not essentially felt throughout England’s Four-1 ODI sequence win towards Australia. However, that success has been adopted by three consecutive T20 failures, with two losses towards Australia and on Tuesday towards New Zealand.
“Right throughout the summer we’ve been down to five bowlers, especially in the one-dayers and T20s,” Bayliss added.
“We’ve been able to have six bowlers before, which gives the captain plenty of different options. I think that’s what we’ve missed the most apart from his individual performances.”
Stokes is predicted to characteristic in England’s two assessments towards New Zealand at Auckland and Christchurch subsequent month.
First Published: February 14, 2018, Four:34 PM IST