London: India beat England by 151 runs in the second Test at Lord’s to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series. England’s team is troubled by the defeat, as its big players Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes have already been ruled out of the series.
Big update on the return of Ben Stokes
England’s biggest match winner Ben Stokes has taken a break due to mental health reasons ahead of the five-match Test series against India. Can Ben Stokes be called back from the break after England’s humiliating defeat at Lord’s? A big update has come out regarding this.
England coach made a big statement
England coach Chris Silverwood said that he will not pressurize all-rounder Ben Stokes to make a comeback despite the humiliating loss against India at Lord’s. Silverwood said that Stokes will be given as much time as he needs to recover mentally.
Stokes mentally disturbed
Silverwood said, ‘I don’t think you can put pressure on Stokes in such cases. I will wait. We will wait for him till he himself comes and says that I am ready to play.’ He said, ‘It is important for us to be healthy for Ben Stokes so that he can come back strong. It is important for us to get to that position when he feels mentally ready to come back and do well for England.
3rd Test from 25th August
England can announce the team for the third test match on Wednesday. There is a question mark on the fitness of fast bowler Mark Wood. He was injured in the second test. The third Test will be played from August 25 at Handigley.