IPL 2021: Ben Stokes ruled out of the IPL but will stay with RR camp as supporter
Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the 14th season of the IPL. The Rajasthan Royals have suffered another setback in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. It is reported that he has been ruled out of the tournament due to a hand injury.
The England all-rounder suffered a hand injury during the match against the Punjab Kings. According to sources from an independent newspaper, Khabar, the injury to his hand is serious. He was hurt while catching the ball which was shot by Chris Gayle.
Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the IPL following a broken finger in last night's game. 😔
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 13, 2021
Stokes was fielding at long-on and he tried to leap forward and catch the ball. He, however, could not catch the ball and be seen in trouble at the same time. He then landed as an opener for the Royals. However, he cannot perform well in the match and remained at the crease for only three balls. He had to depart without scoring any runs.
It is reported that Stokes will remain in India for a week. On Thursday, he will have an X-ray of his hand to give an idea of how serious the injury is. The England and Wales Cricket Board is in talks with Rajasthan Royals for the management of the injury.