England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the Test series against Pakistan due to family reasons. Ben Stokes will leave the United Kingdom for New Zealand this weekend. He will not be part of England’s squad for the remaining two Tests scheduled for August 13 and 21.
Ben Stokes led the team in the absence of Joe Root in the opening Test against the West Indies, scoring a century and a half-century in the second Test and taking 11 wickets in the series. He was hospitalized a few days before the Boxing Day Test against South Africa during his tour and returned home to New Zealand after that. It is believed that England defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets in the Manchester Test. Pakistan’s 277-run target was achieved by England at a loss of seven wickets, with Chris Vokes and Jose Butler scoring brilliant half-centuries to help them win.