Ben Stokes injury:
Ben Stokes and other five replacements for Rajasthan Royals’ all-rounder.
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2021 with a broken finger. The England international sustained the injury during the Royals’ opening match against Punjab when taking a catch to dismiss Chris Gayle. The franchise confirmed Stokes’ injury through a statement.
The Royals, meanwhile, will be hopeful of Jofra Archer’s swift return to the squad after the pacer was cleared to resume light training following surgery to remove a glass fragment from a tendon on his right hand.
Archer has been to given the all-clear by his hand consultant to resume training after his right hand continues to heal following his operation,” ECB said in a statement.
“He will return to light training this week, working closely with the Sussex and England men’s medical teams. It’s to hope that he will be able to up his intensity with his bowling from next week.
Jofra Archer cleared to train again after hand surgery
“No decision has been to made as yet on when Archer is due to return to playing.”
Archer’s hand injury was to managed by England during their recent test and T20 series in India.
Hales, 32, has emerged as one of the most eye-catching performers in franchise cricket. At the most recent Big Bash League, he finished as the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 543 runs for Sydney Thunder.
Australia’s white-ball captain had a forgettable IPL 2020 in the UAE. Where he averaged just 22.3 with only one 50-plus score for RCB. He has since put his batting slump behind him with match-winning performances against New Zealand in the recently concluded T20I series.