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Ben Stokes just aged 31 takes early retirement from ODI Cricket

Stokes was the man in rescue in giving England their maiden World Cup during the 2019 tournament.

Following Tuesday’s match between England and South Africa at Chester-Le-Street, Ben Stokes will retire from One-Day International cricket.

Unsustainable to play three formats: Stokes:

Stokes, who was recently named England’s Test captain, claimed that playing in three different formats was “simply unsustainable” and that he felt as like he was preventing other players from having opportunities.

However, he has since decided to forgo the 50-over format in order to devote “everything I have to Test cricket” and “my total commitment to the T20 format.” He had previously planned to play all six of England’s ODIs this summer and take a break during their T20I matches against South Africa and India as well as the Hundred.

Records do speak highly:

In his 105th ODI, Stokes will represent England at his home field, the Riverside, on Tuesday.

In 2011, he played his first ODI against Ireland. Prior to his final match, he has a batting average of 39.44, a strike rate of 95.26, and 74 wickets.

His most notable performance in the format was his 84-run stand to force the 2019 World Cup final into a Super Over, where he subsequently scored eight runs off three balls to help England win the title for the first time.

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Stokes took a break from the sport last summer to focus on his mental health and claimed in a statement that his body was “letting him down” as a result of the demands of the schedule. On Sunday, in the third ODI at Old Trafford, he was clearly hobbling after stooping to take a catch off Hardik Pandya.

The hectic unbearable schedule:  

This summer, England will play seven Test matches, stretched out over three and a half months, as well as twelve limited-overs matches over the course of 25 days in July.

The decision made by Stokes was “usually selfless,” according to Rob Key, general director of men’s cricket for the ECB, and it would “help England long-term.”

Ben Stokes had an outstanding ODI international career, which was capped off by his match-winning effort in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand.

Every squad needs to include at least one redhead, according to the legendary Irish sportswriter Con Houlihan. And England were indeed propelled to a higher level by Ben Stokes’ tenacious character, coupled with his massive build and amazing talent.

This was never truer than the 2019 World Cup final, when his steady batting performance cemented his place in English cricket history. He used all of his strength, talent, and willpower to make an unbeaten 84, and when he thought it could be over, he returned to the plate to help win a Super Over by the thinnest of margins.

An enormous talent with immediate apparent:

Stokes, a real all-rounder, made his Durham debut at age 17 and dismissed Mark Ramprakash with his third legitimate senior cricket delivery.

He had a successful time at the 2009 Under-19 World Cup, scoring a century against India, before making his first-class debut for Durham and recording his first fifty.

But it wasn’t until 2011 that he truly started to shine.

He recorded his first limited-overs ton a month after going 6 for 68 and scoring a stunning hundred that contained five sixes in an over in April.

Although he was unable to bowl due to a fractured finger, he played for the England Lions and made his ODI debut in Dublin against Ireland. He then went on to play four times against India, albeit his effect was little.

Ben Stokes will forever be remembered in ODI cricket and also, and he is one of the most Important all-rounders in ODI Cricket for England.

England will surely feel his absence:

After Eoin Morgan left the international game at the end of June following their series in the Netherlands, Stokes is the second member of England’s World Cup-winning team to retire from ODI cricket in the past month, making it difficult for Mott and Buttler to fill their shoes before their title defense in India next year.

Like England after a disappointing tournament, Stokes required revitalization.

When Stokes was given the opportunity to bat at No. 6 during the Lord’s Test match against New Zealand, he scored 92 and 101 runs.

He was a key member of the new-look ODI team that started to put the World Cup behind them under the direction of Bayliss and Paul Farbrace, which went on to win the Ashes.

Some of Stokes World Cup records:

The fifth-highest score in a run-chase of a World Cup final is Stokes’ 84. Stokes scored a fifty, took two wickets, and made two catches in the league game against South Africa.

He now ranks as the fifth player in World Cup history to reach this milestone. In total, Stokes had 7 wickets and 465 runs during the tournament.

Hence stokes Entered the elite club One of the three players with 10 or more sixes in an ODI is Stokes.

At his 52-ball 99 against India in Pune in March 2021, he hit 10 maximums.

Eoin Morgan, a former England captain, owns the record for hitting the most sixes in an ODI (17, WC 2019). Jos Buttler has twice accomplished the feat (14 vs NED, 12 vs WI).

Despite his horror in Kolkata, he still gained respect within the team and was elevated to the vice-captaincy (at least until the Bristol episode).

He recorded his first ODI century in Dhaka in late 2016 and added four more across all international formats the following year. He also recorded Test-best figures.

Stokes Best Batting, Bowling Performances In ODI

Ben Stokes scored 84* Against New Zealand World Cup 2019

One of the best innings in a World Cup game ever was perhaps Ben Stokes’ performance in the 2019 edition final. The left-hander displayed steely nerves to lead England to their first championship. England was reduced to 83 for 4 while pursuing a score of 242. To put the hosts on an even keel, Jos Buttler and Stokes formed a partnership. Buttler was later fired, at which point Stokes took over.

The left-hander kept England in the match despite the other team continuing to pick up wickets. Stokes used all of his hitting prowess and some fortunate timing to help his country tie the game with 15 runs still needed in the last over.

He struck an undefeated 84 before scoring 8 of England’s 15 runs in the Super-Over to help England win their first World Cup.

102 vs Australia 2017 in Champions Trophy:

Australia scored 277 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Their two leading hitters were Travis Head and Aaron Finch.

In retaliation, England was struggling at 35 for 3 when captain Eoin Morgan found a capable ally in Ben Stokes, who helped the team advance the total to 194.

Stokes quickly reached his ton, and using the Duckworth-Lewis formula, England prevailed.

From 2011 to 2022 in ODI Cricket Ben Stokes scored 2919 runs in 104 matches and scored 3 centuries and 21 half centuries and hit 238 fours and 88 sixes with a strike rate of 95.26 in 89 innings. He is one of the destructive batters in ODI Cricket.

Ben Stokes’s Best Bowling Performance In ODI Cricket:

From 2011 to 2022 stokes in 87 innings took 74 wickets and produced 3093 runs and took one four-wicket haul and one 5 wicket haul in 104 matches with economy of 6.02.

Against Australia stokes was very well he took 5 wicket’s and produced 21 runs.

While against India from 2011 to 2022 he took 13 wickets with an economy of 6.76.

Against New Zealand from 2015 to 2019, he took 16 wickets with an economy of 5.79.

Right Decision or not given the next 50 overs world cup is just seven months from now:

In a statement, Stokes stated, “I can’t give my teammates 100 percent of myself in this style anymore.’

“Making this choice has been tremendously difficult. I enjoyed every second of playing for England with my friends. We have travelled a remarkable distance.

“Three formats are just unsustainable for me today,” he added. “As difficult a choice as this was to come to, it’s not as difficult dealing with the truth that I can’t give my teammates 100 percent of myself in this format anymore.

“It’s time for someone else to advance as a cricketer and make incredible memories as I have over the past 11 years. Not only do I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us, but I also feel that I am taking the place of another player who can give Jos and the rest of the team they’re all.

Yes, it is the right decision to manage his workload and also other work, hence playing three formats of the game will be very tough for a player but who knows it can change the whole scenario of Test Cricket. Therefore, this decision of Ben stokes or it can come from any other players in Future will be very interesting to watch out for.

It will be a tough challenge for England to fit someone in Ben stokes place so that they can play the 50 Over World Cup quite in a good manner, hence it’s time to introspect so that they can find the right path ahead of 50 overs World cup.

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