England Test captain Ben Stokes speaks to Nasser Hussain about his decision to retire from ODI cricket, saying the schedule has become unsustainable

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England Check captain Ben Stokes speaks to Nasser Hussain about his resolution to retire from ODI cricket, saying the schedule has turn out to be unsustainable

England Check captain Ben Stokes speaks to Nasser Hussain about his resolution to retire from ODI cricket, saying the schedule has turn out to be unsustainable

Ben Stokes says his ODI retirement was triggered by an “unsustainable” cricketing schedule, saying the calendar is at present too packed for gamers to characteristic in all codecs.

England Check captain Stokes stop the worldwide 50-over recreation on Monday, with Tuesday’s collection opener towards South Africa at his residence floor in Durham his remaining match within the format.

The 31-year-old informed Sky Sports activities Cricket he has taken the choice to step away from ODIs so as to delay his profession within the Check and T20 worldwide codecs.

Stokes has led England to 4 Check victories in a row since succeeding Joe Root as red-ball captain in April, whereas he’s set to play an enormous function for his nation within the T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr.

Mark Wood says Stokes is a 'natural leader' and will be a big miss for England's one-day international team

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Mark Wooden says Stokes is a ‘pure chief’ and might be an enormous miss for England’s one-day worldwide staff

Mark Wooden says Stokes is a ‘pure chief’ and might be an enormous miss for England’s one-day worldwide staff

‘We’re not automobiles – you’ll be able to’t fill us up with petrol’

Chatting with Sky Sports activities Cricket’s Nasser Hussain, the all-rounder mentioned: “I believe the schedule and all the things that’s anticipated of us nowadays, for me personally in the intervening time, it feels unsustainable.

“We’re not automobiles the place you’ll be able to simply fill us up with petrol or diesel after which allow us to go. It does have this impact on you, the quantity of taking part in and travelling we do – all of it provides up.

“The schedule in the intervening time is all very jam-packed. It is asking a number of the gamers to maintain placing in 100 per cent of their efforts each time they stroll out on the sector for his or her nation.

“In order for you the very best product on the market, you clearly need the very best gamers on the sector [but] groups at the moment are their squads and saying, ‘the place can we give gamers a break?’

Former England captain Eoin Morgan say Stokes' ODI retirement should be a wake-up call for administrators

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Former England captain Eoin Morgan say Stokes’ ODI retirement ought to be a wake-up name for directors

Former England captain Eoin Morgan say Stokes’ ODI retirement ought to be a wake-up name for directors

“If groups and organisations really feel their finest gamers want a break as a result of they should take care of them for one format, I do not suppose it seems good.

“I additionally have a look at the truth that we have been taking part in a Check match and our white-ball staff have been taking part in a one-day collection on the similar time. It’s kind of odd.”

England will play greater than 100 days of males’s worldwide cricket throughout all codecs throughout the subsequent 12 months.

Stokes added to the BBC’s Check Match Particular: “I simply really feel like there’s an excessive amount of cricket rammed in for folks to play all three codecs now.

“It’s a lot tougher than it was once. I look again to after I used to do all three and it did not really feel prefer it was as jam-packed.”

England managing director of men's cricket, Rob Key, reflects on Ben Stokes' decision to quit the ODI format

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England managing director of males’s cricket, Rob Key, displays on Ben Stokes’ resolution to stop the ODI format

England managing director of males’s cricket, Rob Key, displays on Ben Stokes’ resolution to stop the ODI format

‘I did not really feel I might contribute in the way in which I wished to’

Reflecting on when he determined to name time on his ODI profession, Stokes mentioned: “It was truly after the primary one-day recreation [against India earlier this month] the place it was fairly clear. In all probability the very best factor one individual mentioned to me was, ‘if there’s any doubt, there is no doubt’.

“This England shirt deserves 100 per cent from whoever wears it and, sadly, I did not like the sensation of not with the ability to contribute in the way in which I would like to have the ability to.

“Additionally, there’s the sensation of stopping another person from with the ability to progress on this format for England, somebody I do know is determined to go on the market and provides the staff 100 per cent of themselves.

“Once I thought of it lengthy and exhausting, and realised that I do not really feel I can do this in all three codecs – clearly with how the physique felt after the Check collection coming into this – it was made simple.

“I could not go on the market and provides my all.

“You nearly suppose it’s meant to be. What an incredible day to have – to stroll off the sector at your house floor, in entrance of your house followers, the place all the things began for me. Durham gave me my first alternative and put me by means of the first-class system. With out Durham, I wouldn’t be right here in the present day.”

Ben Stokes on taking part in his remaining ODI at Durham

“It was by no means going to be a simple [decision] however now being the captain of the Check staff, and the way a lot cricket we have arising, I’ve obtained to remember that I’ve obtained to take care of my physique.

Stokes: I wish to play 150 Check matches for England

“I wish to play so long as I presumably can. I have a look at the way in which [James Anderson and Stuart Broad’s] careers have gone once they stopped taking part in white-ball cricket.

“I requested Stuart whether or not he felt stopping taking part in white-ball cricket was an enormous purpose why he’s nonetheless taking part in at 36 and has performed [sic] 160 Check matches? He mentioned, with out a shadow of a doubt, sure.

“That is what I wish to do. I wish to play 140, 150 Check matches for England. Giving one of many codecs up has come quite a bit earlier that I’d have preferred it to, at 31 years of age, however there is a longevity that I’ve thought of.

“Hopefully after I’m 35 or 36, nonetheless taking part in Check cricket and T20 cricket, I can look again on this and say I am very pleased with the choice I’ve made.”

Wooden: Stokes an ‘icon’ and ‘pure chief’

Stokes’ England and Durham team-mate Mark Wooden, a part of Sky Sports activities’ protection for his remaining ODI recreation, mentioned he was “shocked” by the information and Stokes’ presence might be most sorely missed within the dressing room.

“I used to be shocked as a result of I spoke to him within the morning – and he did not inform me!,” Wooden mentioned.

“However I used to be unhappy, to be trustworthy, greater than something. I would not say shocked, as a result of with the schedule and the way in which that it’s, he simply cannot do all the things.

“We noticed the way in which it constructed up on Joe Root on the finish of his [Test] captaincy, and Stokesy desires to throw all the things he can at that.”

Wooden added: “I do know his numbers are good, however it’s extra he’ll be missed for who he’s within the dressing room.

“He’s an icon. Individuals in that dressing room nonetheless look as much as Stokesy – he might be an enormous miss.”

“I do know he comes throughout as this alpha man, however he cares about everybody in that dressing room – he desires to guarantee that they’re alright, he takes care of folks, places an arm spherical folks. He might be an enormous miss from that standpoint.

“And he is a pacesetter, a pure chief – even when Morgs was captain – in the way in which he skilled and went about issues. He was one thing for everyone to look as much as.”

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