Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes has given Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans a reason to cheer, conﬁrming that he will be available for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite suffering a knee injury during the second Test between England and New Zealand, where England suffered a heart-wrenching one-run loss, the player assured that he will play for CSK in the IPL 2023 tournament.
Stokes had hinted earlier this month that; he would be skipping the business end of IPL 2023 to prepare for the one-off Test against Ireland, which starts on June 1. However, his latest announcement has put all speculation to rest. And the CSK camp will be thrilled to have him back in their ranks.
Ben Stokes – 16.25 Crore
The all-rounder was bought by CSK for a massive sum of Rs 16.25 crore in the IPL auction and he will be looking to make an impact in the upcoming season, having missed the previous edition due to injury.
Stokes has been a vital cog in the England Test team. Leading the side to 10 wins in his 13 matches as captain. He has been a game-changer for England and head coach Brendon McCullum, and the duo has revolutionized the team’s playing style, which is now referred to as Bazball.
Despite his commitment to IPL, Stokes is well aware of his ﬁtness issues and has been discussing his workload management plan with the CSK head coach Stephen Fleming. He said, “It’s a week-by-week case at the moment. I have had conversations with ‘Flem’ and he’s fully aware of the situation with my body.”
Ben Stokes available for the entire IPL season
Stokes’ return to the IPL is a big boost for CSK, who will be eager to improve their performance after a lackluster outing in the previous season. With the all-rounder in their ranks, CSK will hope to win their fourth IPL title in the upcoming season.
The conﬁrmation of Ben Stokes’ availability for IPL 2023 comes as a massive relief for Chennai Super Kings. CSK is building a strong team for the upcoming season. Stokes is one of the most sought-after all-rounders in the world. And his addition to the CSK squad will add a lot of depth to their batting and bowling line-up.
Ben Stokes – All Rounder
Ben Stokes is known for his hard-hitting capabilities with the bat and his ability to take wickets with the ball. He has played some memorable innings in the IPL over the years, including a match-winning knock of 103 off 63 balls for Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK, who ﬁnished second from bottom in the points table in IPL 2022. They will be hoping to go better in the upcoming season and lift their fifth IPL trophy. With the likes of MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Ravindra Jadeja in their ranks. CSK has a strong core of players and Stokes’ inclusion will only strengthen their squad.
The IPL is a high-intensity tournament and Stokes’ injury concerns will be a worry for CSK. However, with proper management and care. Ben Stokes should be able to play a key role for the franchise in the upcoming season.
Stokes’ conﬁrmation of his availability for IPL 2023 also puts to rest any doubts about his commitment to the franchise.
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Ben Stokes’ conﬁrmation of his availability for IPL 2023 is great news for Chennai Super Kings and their fans. Stokes is a world-class player and his inclusion will only make CSK stronger. With the IPL just a few weeks away, CSK will be hoping to have Stokes ﬁt and ﬁring on all cylinders for the upcoming season.