South Africa vs England: Ben Stokes says he will be fit to bowl in Test series vs Proteas

Stokes said that he had had scans done on his troublesome left knee but nothing showed up which was good news for the England all-rounder

Reuters, Dec 11, 2019 12:57:32 IST

All-rounder Ben Stokes is confident he will be fit to bowl in England’s upcoming five-test series in South Africa after undergoing scans on his troublesome left knee.

South Africa vs England: Ben Stokes says he will be fit to bowl in Test series vs Proteas

File image of England's Ben Stokes. AP

Stokes felt pain during the opening day of the second test against New Zealand and did not bowl again that day, though he did return later in the match to bowl a further 25 overs.

“I got some scans when we got back in England and there’s nothing really showing up on the MRI scans, which is good news,” the 28-year-old told British radio station TalkSport.

“I just need to toughen up I guess but it’s alright and it’s just treatment now. I will be fine to bowl.”

Stokes had surgery to repair torn cartilage in the same knee in 2016. The first test of the series begins at Centurion on 26 December.

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019 12:57:32 IST






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