Strauss sees IPL as risk worth taking for England stars Ben Stokes was named the Most Valuable Player at the IPL last year
England director of cricket Andrew Strauss believes the vital experience gained from sending the country’s players to the Indian Premier League (IPL) far outweighs the risk of them picking up injuries during the Twenty20 tournament. All-rounder Ben Stokes returned from his impressive maiden IPL stint to help England take an unassailable 2-0 lead in a one-day international series against South Africa but a knee issue led him to skip the final match, which the tourists won. Fellow IPL debutant Chris Woakes, nursing a quad niggle, played only one match against South Africa, even though there was no confirmation that they…
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