Stokes to be fit for fourth Test despite knee problem

Although Durham will be without Ben Stokes for its T20 Blast fixture this week, he is in line to face India again next week.

Published : Aug 22, 2018 23:43 IST

Ben Stokes suffered a knock to his knee in England's third Test defeat to India, but he is expected to recover in time for the fourth match in Southampton.

Durham all-rounder Stokes was influential for England as it sought to overturn a huge deficit in the fourth innings, pairing with Jos Buttler for a partnership of 169.

The tourists eventually sealed victory by 203 runs at Trent Bridge, narrowing England's series lead to 2-1 ahead of next week's clash at the Rose Bowl.

Read: 'It was important for us not to give it to India easily' - Buttler

Stokes appeared to moving awkwardly at times in Nottingham, with Durham confirming he has a "left knee niggle", although the county believe he will be fit to face India again.

The 27-year-old will miss Durham's T20 Blast quarter-final against Sussex in Chester-le-Street on Friday.

Stokes returned to the England side for the third Test after missing the second match as he stood trial in Bristol, facing a charge of affray. He was found not guilty.

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment