Ben Stokes peaceful making ready for Indian Premier League no matter lockdown

Ben Stokes peaceful making ready for Indian Premier League no matter lockdown
Ben Stokes was once named BBC Sports Personality of the 365 days in December

England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is peaceful making ready for a return to aggressive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month.

India was once set staunch into a three-week “total lockdown” on Tuesday thanks to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The open of the IPL season has been delayed till 15 April on the earliest but it completely has no longer been cancelled.

“For the time being my next aggressive cricket goes to be in the IPL,” Stokes suggested BBC Radio 5 Dwell.

“I even must procure my head spherical that I am playing even supposing in the again of my thoughts I do know I am doubtlessly no longer. I even must procure and procure myself physically in a say that if it does happen I am factual to move.

“I will no longer preserve three weeks off and quiz the body to be ready for 20 April because it does not work like that. It goes to happen and if it does I design no longer luxuriate in to be in the again of.”

Stokes, 28, is one in all thirteen English avid gamers as a result of feature in the profitable tournament, which was once as a result of open on 29 March.

Closing week, the England and Wales Cricket Board introduced that the county season wouldn’t open till on the least the pause of Would possibly maybe honest.

Stokes is spending a sustained duration at home after England’s winter tour of Sri Lanka was once referred to as off a two weeks ago.

The 2-Test series had been as a result of open up in Galle on 19 March, but was once cancelled following the outbreak of coronavirus.