London: Star English all-rounder and hero of the 2019 World Cup final Ben Stokes on Monday announced his surprise decision to retire from One Day Cricket saying that it is not possible for him to play in the three format. The 31-year-old Stokes will now play his final one-day international against South Africa at home in Durham on Tuesday. Stokes’ ODI career will be remembered for his Player of the Match performance in the 2019 World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord’s. With the help of his innings of 84 not out in that match, the England team was able to win its first 50-over World Cup. England’s test captain Stokes has scored 2919 runs in 104 ODI matches and also picked up 74 wickets in bowling.
- While announcing his retirement from One Day Internationals, Stokes said it is not possible for him to play in all three formats
- Ben Stokes will play the final ODI today against South Africa at his home ground in Durham
- Ben Stokes is the captain of the England Test team
- Will play the last ODI against South Africa
- In 2019, he made a significant contribution in making England the World Cup winner
An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement quoted Stokes as saying that he will play his final one-day international for England in Durham on Tuesday. I have decided to retire from this format. He said that this has been a very difficult decision. I have enjoyed every moment playing for England with my teammates. Our journey has been intense. He said that as difficult as this decision has been, it is not difficult to digest the fact that I am now able to give 100 per cent to my teammates in this format. He said that it is not possible for me to play in all three formats.