Ben Stokes Takes Indefinite Break From International Cricket And Upcoming India Tour England Owing To Mental Health Issues

Ben Stokes Takes Indefinite Break From International Cricket And Upcoming India Tour England Owing To Mental Health Issues

Craig Overton has been called in as a substitute after the announcement of Ben Stokes who takes an indefinite break from England vs India owing tohis  mental health

England’s charismatic all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an Indefinite break from international cricket for an indefinite period of time to improve his mental health and rest his damaged index finger.

Ben Stokes was forced to withdraw from the Indian Premier League after suffering from an ailment in the team’s season opener in IPL 2021. Stokes played along with the Northern Superchargers in the current Hundred tournament. As a result, the English all-rounder has chosen to withdraw from the forthcoming five-match Test series against India.

Statement From Ben Stokes After Taking Break Ahead Of England vs India Series Owing To Mental Health


“We are all human, and our mental health is critical. The ECB is obligated to do all in its power to protect their players.”


Ashley Giles, Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket remarked on Ben Stokes’s decision stating the Englishman has shown incredible bravery in speaking openly about his thoughts and well-being. The major concern is always and therefore will continue to be, the psychological health and well-being of all of our workforce.

Major Blow For England Ahead Of Test Series Against India

Craig Overton has been announced as a substitute for the fierce all-rounder for the upcoming five-match Test series against India by England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB).


The talismanic all-rounder is a crucial member of Joe Root’s side and his loss would be a severe blow. Known for his ability to excel in all three areas of the game, the hosts will surely miss him when he’s gone.

England vs India Test Series 2021 Squad

England Squad

Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Dan Lawrence, Ollie pope, Mark Wood, Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Dom Bess, Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns, Jack Leach,  Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

India Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shadul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Widdhiman Saha


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