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IPL 2023: Brendon McCullum needs CSK to ‘look after’ Ben Stokes forward of Ashes

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Brendon McCullum mentioned that he’s excited to see Ben Stokes participate within the IPL, but in addition talked in regards to the significance of the upcoming Ashes later this yr.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 1, 2023 23:10 IST

IPL 2023: McCullum needs CSK to ‘look after’ Ben Stokes forward of Ashes. Courtesy: AP

By India Today Sports Desk: England Test head coach Brendon McCullum sounded assured that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would take care of Ben Stokes within the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL). Back in December, Stokes was purchased by the four-time IPL champions for a whopping worth of INR 16.25 crore.

Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and quite a lot of different groups tried to get the English all-rounder, however CSK secured his companies.

McCullum mentioned that it’s necessary for Stokes to remain match for the reason that Ashes at house is scheduled to be performed later this yr in June and July.

“I don’t think he’s jeopardising it. The Chennai set-up is excellent in looking after their players and they’ve a very good medical team and he will be well looked after. The skipper has a strong mind and he knows how to get right for the big moments. His life is that, right? So I don’t have any concerns,” McCullum was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

“In fact I look forward to watching him play in it and see, without captaincy as well, the opportunity to play cricket without worrying about everybody else, knowing when he comes back into the fold and leads us into the Ashes campaign he’ll have the bit between his teeth and I think we’ll be alright,” he stated.

“He sees the massive image in all the pieces, so I’ve no issues that the skipper will probably be completely taken care of. And I additionally consider that the Ashes is the script that the skipper is ready to put in writing, so he’ll be candy,” McCullum added.

Stokes lately performed within the two-match Test collection towards New Zealand that was drawn 1-1. England had an amazing probability of successful the collection 2-0, however the Black Caps secured a one-run win to keep away from a collection defeat.

The opening Test of the Ashes is ready to be performed at Edgbaston in Birmingham from Friday, June 16. Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and Kennington Oval will host the opposite 4 Tests of the five-match collection.

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sabyasachi chowdhury

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Mar 1, 2023