England all-rounder Ben Stokes could skip this year's Indian Premier League and follow skipper Joe Root in helping his side recover from the Ashes mauling, as per The Cricketer. The swashbuckling cricketer has featured in the last four seasons of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, representing the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant before joining Rajasthan Royals the following year for a fat paycheck. Stokes managed to score 236 runs and bag four wickets in the marquee Ashes series, where England lost convincingly by 0-4 against Australia.
Ben Stokes has made himself unavailable for the IPL mega auction. https://t.co/0a8LvKSRoN— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) January 17, 2022