England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes is hoping that his operated left index finger wouldn’t cause him problems in the course of the marquee Test collection against India, after enjoying via “ridiculous pain” within the latest ODIs against Pakistan.
He has revealed that the ache compelled him to take pain-killing steroid injection.
Stokes is because of play for Northern Superchargers within the first few rounds of The Hundred earlier than linking up with the England squad for the 5 Tests against India, beginning August 4 in Nottingham.
“I’ve got a bit of a break now which should give the steroids time to take effect and allow me to play pain free in the Hundred and then against India,” Stokes wrote within the ‘Daily Mirror’.
“The plan remains to be to take some half within the Hundred, though everybody will have to be as cautious as attainable the place COVID is anxious. I do know the ECB are working exhausting on getting that proper.
“Hopefully my finger won’t be a problem by the time the India Test series comes around, because that is a huge series and one, we are all desperate to perform well in,” he Stokes.
Stokes had fractured the finger whereas enjoying for the Rajasthan Royals within the IPL.
He performed six T20 Blast video games for Durham in June and early July however was not supposed to participate in both the ODI or T20I leg of Pakistan’s tour till quite a lot of COVID-19 instances within the England camp compelled the whole squad into self-isolation.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was left with no possibility however to summon Stokes and hand him captaincy on the final minute.
“It was a totally unexpected set of games for me and the truth is I would never have played under normal circumstances due to how much pain I was in with my left index finger,” he wrote.
“The surgery was a success after I had broken it at the IPL, but it was still so painful. Sometimes though you just have to grin and bear it, and captaining England is one of those reasons.”
England gained the collection 3-0.
Stokes added, “Sometimes although you simply have to smile and bear it, and captaining England is a kind of causes.
“The finger has healed structurally, but the pain was just ridiculous for where it should be so that is why I have now had an injection to ease it for the rest of the summer.”