ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes however says the all-rounder is unlikely to play the primary one-day worldwide of the New Zealand collection.
Stokes indicated a plea of not responsible to a cost of affray at Bristol magistrates’ courtroom on Tuesday and will be a part of his England teammates this week in Hamilton forward of their five-match collection beginning February 25.
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Bayliss stated Stokes, who will miss the Twenty20 sport in opposition to the Kiwis on Sunday, must get again in control earlier than he can function within the beginning 11.
“He hasn’t played for a while,” Bayliss stated.
“It isn’t as if we will perhaps deliver him straight again for these T20s, for instance.
“We have gotten to get him in control and hopefully throughout this one-day collection we will get him again into the staff.
“At this stage I’d must say it was unlikely (he’ll play the primary ODI). We’ll have to attend and see how he’s with journey, with apply.”
Stokes, one among world cricket’s most-destructive 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 collection win in opposition to Australia.
However, that success has been adopted by three consecutive T20 failures, with two losses in opposition to Australia and on Tuesday in opposition to 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 function in England’s two exams in opposition to New Zealand at Auckland and Christchurch subsequent month.