Injured Stokes in doubt for upcoming ODIs

Melbourne, Australia: It is doubtful for the English all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is currently recovering from hamstring injury, whether he would be playing in the five-match ODI series against Australia, beginning June 13 at The Oval.

The 26-year-old cricketer sustained an injury in his left hamstring while fielding at a recent training session and subsequent scans revealed a tear in his left hamstring.

As a result, Stokes was replaced by debutant left-arm quick Sam Curran for England’s second Test of the two-match series against Pakistan.

Cricket Australia’s official website reported that its a race against time for stokes and severity of his injury would only become clearer in coming days when he undergoes another scan.

England are also slated to play a one-off ODI against Scotland in Edinburgh on June 10 before they will head to Australian series.

(With agency inputs)