There is good news for England ahead of the 2023 World Cup. In fact, England star all-rounder Ben Stokes has decided to return to the ODI format. Last year, Ben Stokes said goodbye to the ODI format. Ben Stokes had said he wanted to focus on the Test format which is why he has decided to retire from ODI cricket. But now Ben Stokes has decided to return after his retirement.
There has been speculation that Ben Stokes may change his decision to retire from the ODI format to compete in the 2023 World Cup. Now this player has made a U-turn with his decision. In this way, Ben Stokes will be part of the England team at the 2023 World Cup. According to media reports, Ben Stokes will play as a batsman specialist at the World Cup, which means he will not be bowling. The England manager recently said he wanted to include Ben Stokes in England’s World Cup squad, but the final decision would be made by Ben Stokes himself.
Significantly, the 2019 World Cup title was named after England. In the last game against New Zealand, Ben Stokes showed a spectacular game. Ben Stokes scored 84 balls from 98 balls unbeaten in the 2019 World Cup final. At the same time, Ben Stokes received the Player of the Game award for this brilliant performance. Speaking of Ben Stokes’ ODI career, he has represented England in 105 ODIs to date. In those 105 games, Ben Stokes hit 2,924 runs with a 38.99 average. Ben Stokes had a hit rate of 95.09. Ben Stokes has three centuries in his name in the ODI format. Additionally, Ben Stokes has surpassed the 50-run mark 21 times in the ODI format.