Why Ben Stokes is not selected in England’s T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?

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Why Ben Stokes is not selected in England's T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?
Why Ben Stokes is not selected in England's T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?

On 9 September, England Cricket Board has announced its T20 World Cup 2021 Squad. Eoin Morgan will lead the England side in the world cup. England are the current World Cup champions of 50-over format and they will try to add another trophy of T20 World Cup in their collection. Star all-rounder Ben Stokes was left out of England’s provisional squad for upcoming T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. However, Stokes’ absence from England’s squad would be a major blow to their hopes of winning the trophy. See why Ben Stokes is not selected in England’s T20 World Cup 2021 Squad.

England T20 World Cup 2021 Squad

England T20 World Cup 2021 Squad
England T20 World Cup 2021 Squad

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Reserves: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, James Vince

Why Ben Stokes is not selected in England’s T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?

The reason behind Ben Stokes absence from England’s squad is that the player has taken an indefinite break from cricket. Ben Stokes also withdrew from the 5-match Test series against India to ‘prioritise his mental health’. Since then he has not returned. It was the decision of the all-rounder himself. Stokes is on an indefinite break from cricket and prioritise his mental wellbeing. He was unavailable for selection for the upcoming T20 World Cup that kicks off next month.

England and Wales Cricket Board said the following statement:

“Stokes was not available for selection and continues to take an indefinite break from all cricket to prioritise his mental wellbeing.”

Why Ben Stokes is not selected in England's T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?
Why Ben Stokes is not selected in England’s T20 World Cup 2021 Squad?