Earlier this week, Stokes reversed his decision to retire from ODI cricket, which was made last year, for England’s upcoming series against New Zealand at home
Tim Paine and Ben Stokes
Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine has found Ben Stokes’s return to the ODI side ahead of the World Cup in India from October 5 to November 19 interesting, saying that it seemed the all-rounder had a pick-and-choose option of the events he wants to play.
Earlier this week, Stokes reversed his decision to retire from ODI cricket, which was made last year, for England’s upcoming series against New Zealand at home. It means that Stokes, Player of the Match in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s, will be available for the side’s defence of their title in India.
“Ben Stokes coming out of one-day retirement, I found that interesting. It was a bit of, ‘Me, me, me’, there isn’t it? It was, ‘I’ll pick, and I’ll choose where I want to play and when I want to play’, and ‘I’ll play in the big tournaments’. The guys who played for 12 months, ‘Sorry, thanks. But can you go and sit on the bench because I want to play now’?,” said Paine on SEN Radio.
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