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Ben Stokes Makes Sensational Return to ODIs: England Announced Squad for New Zealand Series

Ben Stokes, the master of English cricket, came back from his ODI retirement. The revelation came as England unveiled the squad set to take on New Zealand in an upcoming series, representing a huge boost for the country’s hopes of competing at the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

When Ben Stokes announced his initial retirement from ODIs in July 2022, the cricketing community was shocked. His decision had left fans and analysts debating what would happen to one of the most recognizable athletes of our time in the limited-overs model. 

In a recent press conference, England’s head coach, Matthew Mott, strongly declared his unwavering commitment to bringing back Stokes. The move undoubtedly underscores the importance of Stokes’ presence and prowess in the team’s pursuit of cricket’s ultimate glory at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

The 4-match ODI series versus New Zealand is scheduled to begin on September 8, setting the stage for an exciting contest. Fans and cricket lovers are excitedly expecting the match against New Zealand due to Stokes’ return to the ODI squad.

Ben Stokes Makes Sensational Return to ODIs: England Announced Squad for New Zealand Series

England ODI squad for the New Zealand series:  Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.

 England T20I squad for the New Zealand series:  Jos Buttler (C), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Josh Tongue, John Turner, Luke Wood. 

Also Read, England Pacer Steven Finn Has Announced His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket

New Zealand tour of England 2023 Schedule & Fixtures

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
August 30, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 1st T20I Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 10:30 PM
September 1, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 10:30 PM
September 3, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Edgbaston, Birmingham 7:00 PM
September 5, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 4th T20I Trent Bridge, Nottingham 10:30 PM
September 8, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 5:00 PM
September 10, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3:30 PM
September 13, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI Kennington Oval, London 5:00 PM
September 15, 2023 England vs New Zealand, 4th ODI Lord’s, London 5:00 PM
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