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England Test team captain Ben Stokes has retired from ODI cricket. He announced this on Monday. Stokes will play the last match of his ODI career on Tuesday. England will play the first match of the three-match ODI series against South Africa on Tuesday. This match will be played in Durham.
After this Stokes will say goodbye to ODIs. He himself gave this information on social media. However, Stokes will continue to play Tests and T20s. This year, he can also be included in the England team in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. Stokes is the captain of England in Tests.
Stokes with the 2019 ODI World Cup trophy
Stokes has won the ODI World Cup with the England team in 2019. In the final against New Zealand, the ball was hit for a four in the overthrow by his bat. In the end, this four was the reason for England’s victory.
How was Stokes’ ODI career so far?
The 31-year-old Stokes has so far scored 2919 runs in 89 innings of 104 ODIs. He has an average of 39.45 and a strike rate of 95.27. His highest score in ODI is 102 runs. He has scored three centuries and 21 half-centuries in this format.
At the same time, with the ball, he took 74 wickets in 87 innings. His economy rate was 6.03. His best performance with the ball has been five for 61. He has achieved the feat of taking five wickets in an innings in his career.