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England’s Ben Stokes sold for record $2.16m at IPL

Ben Stokes in action against India in Nagpur

By: Eastern Eye Staff

and in May. Pune coach Stephen Fleming admitted it was something of a “gamble” to pay so much for a player with a history of injury problems, but that Stokes will add extra flair to a team that already has Australia captain Steve Smith and ex-Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in its ranks. “It’s a risk but we are ready to take it. We have got all-round options and (it) gives us more options down the order,” the former New Zealand captain told reporters. “We are going to put youngsters under big players and keep our fingers crossed.” Stokes has…

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