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Ben Stokes broadcasts shock retirement from ODI cricket

England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes. — AFP/File

LONDON: England’s Ben Stokes has introduced he’ll retire from one-day worldwide cricket after Tuesday’s match in opposition to South Africa on his Durham house floor.

The all-rounder, 31, mentioned taking part in three worldwide codecs — Twenty20, 50-over ODIs and Exams — was now “unsustainable”.

Stokes, who captain’s the England Check workforce, will take the sector at Chester-le-Avenue in opposition to South Africa within the first of three ODIs.

Stokes, who has scored 2,919 runs and brought 74 wickets within the format, mentioned in a social media put up it had been an “extremely powerful resolution to make”.

“As onerous as a call as this was to come back to, it is not as onerous coping with the very fact I am unable to give my teammates 100% of myself on this format anymore,” he mentioned. “The England shirt deserves nothing much less from anybody who wears it.

“Three codecs are simply unsustainable for me now.

“Not solely do I really feel that my physique is letting me down due to the schedule and what’s anticipated of us, however I additionally really feel that I’m taking the place of one other participant who may give (captain) Jos (Buttler) and the remainder of the workforce their all.”

Rob Key, managing director of males’s cricket on the England and Wales Cricket Board, paid tribute to Stokes, saying: “Ben has had an unbelievable worldwide profession in ODI cricket, culminating in his match-winning efficiency on the 2019 ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup ultimate”.

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