Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler will skip Ireland ODIs to play 14 IPL games

After fetching a record deal Rs 14.5 crore deal at the IPL acutions, England's richest cricketer Ben Stokes will now skip his country's two-match ODI series against Ireland as he will be available for the entire duration of 14 league matches of Rising Pune Supergiants.

Ben Stokes was sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for a record sum of Rs 14.5 crore. AP

Ben Stokes was sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for a record sum of Rs 14.5 crore. AP

Mumbai Indians' Jos Buttler and Kolkata Knight Riders' Chris Woakes will also be available for entire league stage and will only return post May 14, according to a report in Cricinfo.

However white ball captain Eoin Morgan (KXIP), Jason Roy (Gujarat Lions) and Sam Billings (Delhi Daredevils) will be returning after the April matches get over.

Pacer Tymal Mills, who got Rs 12 crore from RCB will be available for the entire duration of the tournament.


Published Date: Feb 21, 2017 09:37 pm | Updated Date: Feb 21, 2017 09:37 pm