Ben Stokes: Trevor Bayliss defends decision to rest all-rounder in Durham
England trainer Trevor Bayliss has defended the decision to rest all-rounder Ben Stokes for the Twenty20 global in opposition to West Indies.
The recreation, on 16 September, is a sell-out at Stokes’ Durham house flooring of Chester-le-Street.
Writing in the Mirror, former England all-rounder and Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham criticised the transfer.
“It was a collective decision between the management and the player in that Ben needed a break,” stated Bayliss.
“It is simply unlucky that this is a one-off T20 at Durham. We want him contemporary and in a position to opt for crucial one-day sequence in opposition to a powerful West Indies facet.
“The truth the sport is at Durham is a accident. We’re conscious we have now were given a hectic iciness arising and discovering an opening is tricky.”
Stokes joins fellow all-rounder Moeen Ali in being disregarded of a repeat of the 2016 World T20 ultimate, which England misplaced.
Both males are to be had for the five-match one-day sequence that follows, England’s remaining global fixtures ahead of this iciness’s Ashes excursion.
Botham described the decision to depart Stokes out of the T20 as a “kick in the tooth”.
“I do not consider for one minute that Ben would not need to play in entrance of his house crowd,” stated Botham, who ended his taking part in occupation with Durham.
“I think for the folk on the membership, who’ve put in such a lot exhausting paintings round this recreation and constructed a large number of our promotion round Ben, that he may not be taking part in finally.”
The recreation is the primary global to be held at Chester-le-Street since Durham had been punished through the England and Wales Cricket Board over monetary problems.
As neatly as being relegated to Division Two of the County Championship, the county had been stripped of the proper to host Test suits.