Ben Stokes revealed he has a “plan” to attempt to resolve a longstanding downside along with his left knee and get again to being a totally fledged all-rounder as soon as the Cricket World Cup has completed.
England’s Test captain stated on the finish of the Ashes “serious conversations” could be had in regards to the difficulty that restricted him to bowling 29 overs within the drawn collection and none within the final three matches.
He has since reversed his ODI retirement for England’s bid to retain their World Cup crown – having been so influential to their 2019 success – and can journey to India subsequent month as a specialist batter.
Once England’s involvement is over in mid-November, Stokes will flip his consideration to his ailing limb and try to recuperate in loads of time for the five-match Test tour of India, beginning on January 25.
However, whereas Stokes is upbeat about his prognosis, he stopped in need of divulging whether or not an operation is required or if the specialists he has seen have beneficial an alternate plan of action.
“I’ve had some good conversations with specialists in different fields around rehab and a plan going forward after the World Cup,” Stokes stated.
“There will be potential of something happening after the World Cup. There will be a time I make clear what’s going on, but I don’t think now is the right time to do that, with everything we have got coming up.”
He added to the BBC: “There’s truly fairly a very long time off after the World Cup. It’s good figuring out after the World Cup we’ve received one thing, a very good plan we will do and we will stick with.
“I want to be playing next summer as a genuine all-rounder. This winter is all about playing this World Cup then getting this knee sorted.”
Stokes, who is about for his first ODI in 14 months as England tackle New Zealand at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Friday, admitted he was “exhausted, tired (and) had a lot of naps” after a gruelling Ashes.
A schedule of 5 Tests in six and a half weeks stretched Stokes to the restrict however after a visit away along with his household, he confessed the pull of the World Cup was the deciding think about his ODI comeback.
Player of the match within the 2019 remaining, Stokes, whose unbeaten fifty secured T20 World Cup glory final November, insisted he felt no stress to return from captain Jos Buttler or head coach Matthew Mott.
“It’s been a conversation that’s been ongoing with Jos and Motty. We kept it pretty internal and just had catch-ups along the road,” Stokes stated. “It wasn’t a case of forcing me into coming.
“I said, ‘I’m available if you want to select me’. It was nice having that communication, but no push from Jos or Mott. It was nice to know they wanted to pick me even though I probably won’t bowl a ball.
“Going into this one as world champions, playing a part in that in 2019, that was an unbelievable moment for us as a team and myself. The idea of going in and potentially being able to win back-to-back World Cups was one of the big things.”
Stokes anticipates he’ll slot in at quantity 4 within the batting order, one place increased than he’s accustomed to and in a spot the now-retired Eoin Morgan occupied for almost all of his tenure.
England are set for his or her first ODI in opposition to the Black Caps because the dramatic 2019 World Cup remaining at Lord’s – the groups will even contest this yr’s match opener in Ahmedabad on October 5.
As for his or her probabilities this time round, Stokes was in a bullish temper as he added: “It’s not arrogant for us to say that we’re a very good team.
“We like our chances but the thing about World Cups is who can handle the pressure the best on any given day. The teams who can handle the emotional side of the sport is something that should never be overlooked.”