Last Updated: 25/03/20 9: 58 pm
England all-rounder Ben Stokes states he is preparing for a return to the affordable field in simply 3 weeks with the Indian Premier League still arranged to go ahead.
Stokes is just one of 13 English gamers due to attribute in the profitable event which has actually been delayed to April 15 in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday India went into a three-week lockdown to aid restrict the spread of the illness, yet IPL principals are yet to cancel the occasion.
“At the moment my next competitive cricket is going to be in the IPL,” Stokes informed BBC Radio 5 Live after the England and also Wales Cricket Board introduced the region period would certainly not begin up until at the very least completion of May.
“That hasn’t altered yet so I have to assume I will certainly be using April 20 [for Rajasthan Royals].
” I have to obtain my head round that I am playing although in the rear of my mind I recognize I am possibly not. I have to develop and also obtain myself literally in a setting that if it does occur I am great to go.
” I can not take 3 weeks off and also anticipate the body to prepare for April 20 since it does not function like that. It could occur and also if it does I do not desire to lag.
“There will certainly be a great deal of recommendations provided to us and also if it was a choice to go we will certainly have to take the practical one.”
Stokes is investing a continual duration in your home after England’s winter season scenic tour of Sri Lanka was aborted a fortnight back.
The 2-Test collection had actually scheduled to start in Galle on March 19, yet was terminated complying with the break out of coronavirus.
Stokes included: “I bear in mind the day that we obtained informed we were leaving Sri Lanka and also it was midway via a workout video game.
“Everyone was shell-shocked for half a hr in the altering space. It was such an odd sensation since we had actually existed for 10-12 days. We were developing to the initial Test and afterwards we were going residence.
“But when you placed every little thing with each other in regards to where the globe was with the coronavirus, and also what was being stated on scenic tour, it was the incorrect area to go to that time and also everybody’s wellness is more vital than anything else in the