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Playing for Rajasthan Royals, Ben Stokes injured his finger in an attempt to take a catch of Chris Gayle. Consequently, he was ruled out of the entire season of Indian Premier League. Stokes is still recovering from his injury and might miss the upcoming Test series against New Zealand and the following white ball series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Stokes is a key player for England, irrespective of the format, and his absence could hurt them. However, Nasser Hussain believes that Stokes’ injury could be a blessing in disguise for England. Nasser reckoned that if Stokes misses New Zealand and Pakistan series, he will stay fresh for the Test series against India and the following T20 World Cup and Ashes. Parimatch is one of the best online betting to choose. It’s safe and easy to use.

“He’ll miss the New Zealand Tests, the white-ball stuff against Sri Lanka, and possibly some of the matches against Pakistan. He will also miss out on the knowledge and experience gained at the IPL. There may just be a silver lining for England and one of their all-format stars, however. It means that he will return refreshed for the India Tests, the T20 World Cup and the Ashes,” Hussain told ‘The Cricketer’

Hussain further opined that England have enough options who can make up for Ben Stokes, citing the names of Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran.

“In the meantime, they may well look at Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes to shore up the middle order against New Zealand,” Hussain added. If you are looking cricket betting tips. This site is the right place to get more fee tips.

The England-New Zealand Test series gets underway on June 2nd in London.

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