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
ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Ben Stokes, Ben Stokes fitness, Ben Stokes bowling, Ben Stokes injury, sports news, Cricket, Indian Express Ben Stokes passed the morning fitness test. (Source: Reuters)

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.

Video of the day

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results
    Pro Kabaddi League 2017 - Points Table
    No.
    Team
    P
    W
    L
    D
    Pts

    Pro Kabaddi League 2017 - Schedule
    Oct 18, 201721:00 IST
    Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
    38
    Zone A - Match 130
    FT
    15
    Puneri Paltan beat Jaipur Pink Panthers (38-15)
    Oct 20, 201720:00 IST
    Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
    VS
    Zone B - Match 131
    Oct 20, 201721:00 IST
    Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
    VS
    Zone A - Match 132