ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes passes morning fitness test, likely to play against Bangladesh

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has passed the morning fitness Test and confirmed that he can bowl in the tournament opener against Bangladesh.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 1, 2017 2:31 pm
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has passed the morning fitness Test and confirmed that he can bowl in the tournament opener against Bangladesh. The right-arm bowler bowled 10 deliveries off his full run-up and felt no pain during a fitness test.

 

Earlier, Stokes will undergo a scan on his left knee during England’s billateral series against South Africa at home that the hosts won 2-1. The all-rounder was also rested in the third ODI while didn’t ball much in both the games.

The right-handed player just managed to bowl three overs where he managed to take a wicket in the second ODI.

“It comes and goes. I have bad days and good days,” Ben Stokes told BBC Sport later.

Talking about his injury Stokes said that he is not pretty sure if the problem is a serious one or not and also insisted that it can just be wear and tear. “I’m not sure if it is a worry or not, it might just be wear and tear. Hopefully we’ll get a clearer picture,” he added.

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