Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes arrive in India, English duo in training: England all rounders Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes have reached in India today for IPL 2023. The CSK had shared on social media confirming the same.
CSK’s skipper and All-rounder welcomes the duo. Both the allrounders will be dangeours for other franchise. This would be the first time the Test skipper will turn out for CSK.
Apart from all-roudner department, the southpaw will also be part of the leadership group.
There is a slight concern regarding Stokes availability for IPL 2023 season as a bowler. As he has lingering knee issues, which have prevented him from bowling full tilt multiple times. With Ashes also due to start in June, there are rumors that Stokes will not play playoffs if CSK qualifies for it. The southpaw updated the same to head coach Stephan Fleming and said if is fully fit.
“I’m going to the IPL. I’ve had conversations with ‘Flem’ and he’s fully aware of the situation with my body. It’s a week-by-week case at the moment. I’m not going to lie, it’s incredibly frustrating knowing something has been holding me back from performing as I’d like to.
“I’ve been working hard with the physios and the medics trying to get myself to a place where I can fulfill my role as I have done for the last 10 years,” Stokes said to Daily Mail.
CSK will kick off the IPL 2023 season by playing a match against Gujarat Titans on March 31. The ticket for the same is sold out, as 1,00,000 people will turn up at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to watch their favorite stars in action.