Stokes out of first warm-up match with minor back injury




The setback isn't serious enough to put Stokes's Test return against New Zealand in jeopardy.

The setback is just not major plenty of to place Stokes’s Test return against New Zealand in jeopardy. © Getty

A small back again injury to England allrounder Ben Stokes has dominated him out of the very first two-day warm-up fixture against New Zealand XI in Hamilton, setting up from Wednesday (March 14). It is considered that the setback is not major plenty of to place his hugely-predicted Test return – against New Zealand up coming 7 days – in jeopardy.

Nevertheless Stokes, whose last Test overall look came against Windies in September 2017, is predicted to perform in the next warm-up video game from March 16, he misses the possibility to perform with the pink ball, to be utilized in the very first warm-up video game, forward of the very first Test against New Zealand which is also likely to be a Working day-Evening affair.

Together with Stokes, allrounder Chris Woakes and Craig Overton will also miss the very first practice match thanks to accidents.

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