Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) main key player Ben Stokes will miss the Indian Premier League as England has called for training ahead of upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
Stokes has shown that Rising Pune Supergiants made him the most costly among the overseas player in the Indian Premier League for making a huge crash in his first season in the tournament.
Both teams Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians will face in the IPL qualifier match 1 on May 16th. Even Mumbai Indians will miss Jos Buttler in the final week of the IPL 2017.
Stokes smashed a fierce unbeaten century over Gujarat Lions and also impressed with the ball which placed the second seal in the IPL season tenth.
Former England batsman Pietersen said that Stokes would be better off in India. “I think it’s pathetic. An absolute shambles. Stokes should be playing in the semi-final and the final. The last week of the IPL is a huge occasion.”
“Just speak to him, speak to Jos Buttler, they’ll talk about how much it has helped their development being out there. What are they going to Spain for? To field a couple of balls? He should be playing in the IPL.”
“I’m going to be in Mumbai for the semi-final on Tuesday and I’m excited by that as a commentator- that stadium is electric. It’s only going to be benefiting English cricket for that bloke to be playing on Sunday, and then possibly lifting the trophy. He is the kind of player that could do that.”
“He has had the most brilliant campaign. I think everybody knew he was going to play well. He went for a big number but the big number didn’t affect him. Cash is one thing, and I know in this country they like to talk cash, cash, cash with the IPL, but for his development – have a look at the tweet that Buttler put out last night, how much he loved the experience – playing with those players, coached by Mahela Jayawardene.”
“It’s just incredible for your learning and your development as a player to play in these conditions. I promise you, you can learn a heck of a lot from playing in India”
“The one thing that all international players learn from is the ability to go to India, to have success in India, to have friends in India, which makes (it easier) traveling the sub-continent – which are big, big tours because the BCCI is where the money is at, “ he concluded.