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England Skipper Jos Buttler on availability of Ben Stokes for Bangladesh Clash

The England skipper Jos Buttler has given the update on Ben Stokes’s availability for the match against Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023.

Jos Buttler on availability of Ben Stokes for Bangladesh Clash

England lost the match against New Zealand in the World Cup openers on October 5 at Narendra Modi Stadium. Ben Stokes was ruled out for the first match due to a hip niggle he suffered during the practice session before the World Cup Openers.

On winning the toss New Zealand Chose to bowl first. Bairstow and Malan opened the innings for England while Trent Boult opened the attack. England’s Joe Root was impressive as he scored 77 runs after the dismissal of Malan by Matt Henry.

England Skipper Jos Buttler helped the side with his 43 runs but was dismissed by Matt Henry in the 34th over. New Zealand bowlers dismissed England batters at regular intervals through their intensified bowling attacks. By the end of 50 overs, England scored 282 runs losing 9 wickets.

With the target of 283 runs, Devon Conway and Will Young opened the innings for New Zealand, while Chris Woakes opened the bowling attack. Will Young was sent out on a duck by Sam Curran on the first ball of the second over. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra joined forces and broke through the terrific bowling attacks from England bowlers.

They had a partnership score of 273* through which they joined the list of Highest Partnerships in the World Cup. Rachin Ravindra was impressive through his impressive knock of 123* on 96 deliveries that included 11 boundaries and 5 sixes.

Devon Conway had an individual score of 152* runs on 121 deliveries including 19 boundaries and 3 sixes. On the 37th over, New Zealand scored 283 runs losing only one wicket, and won the match with 89 balls remaining.

On this occasion, the England Skipper gives an update on the player Ben Stokes saying “I think any time you’re sort of talking about being careful diving when you’re fielding, it goes against everything you want to be as a team.

“We won’t use it as an excuse, we’ll adapt to it. But if you feel like you’re having to hold yourself back, it’s not a place you want to be as a team or player, or in a World Cup match.”

“Fingers crossed that no one on either side picks up an unfortunate injury,” added Buttler. “It’s good to see him back in the nets and building back towards full fitness but probably he’s unlikely for tomorrow,” he said.

“Both teams have only played one match, so we’re very confident as a team,” said Buttler.

“We know we can play better than we did in the last game and we look forward to putting in a good performance tomorrow.”

Bangladesh spinning coach Rangana Herath backed the team over their performance in the match against Afghanistan and said, “We are not going to restrict anything because if you ask someone to restrict something, in that case, they don’t give their 100%,” the former Sri Lanka player said.

“They did well in the previous game, so we are asking them to give their best even in the outfield as well.”

England and Bangladesh will be playing in the 7th ODI match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 10, at HPCA Stadium.

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