Stokes will retire from one-day International Cricket


England’s Ben Stokes will retire from one-day international cricket after Tuesday’s series opener against South Africa on his Durham home ground, citing an “unsustainable” schedule as the motivation for his shock decision.

Stokes, who became England Test captain in April, made his ODI debut in 2011 and his standout performance in the format came in the 2019 World Cup final against New Zealand.

The charismatic all-rounder scored an unbeaten 84 in the Lord’s final to force a super over that ended with England becoming 50-over world champions for the first time by the slenderest of margins.