Ben Stokes is set to join Rajasthan Royals in the wake of missing the initial couple of weeks of IPL 2020 to be with his sickly dad in Christchurch. Rajasthan Royals, on Saturday (October 3), tweeted an image of Stokes on the way to the UAE, with the England allrounder set to arrive on Sunday Morning. The allrounder had before posted pictures of him with his family on Instagram with the caption: ‘goodbyes never get easier’.

According to the IPL rules identified with the COVID-19 protocols, Stokes should go through six days of quarantine on appearance in the UAE, and is probably going to be accessible for the match against Delhi Capitals on October 14. He may be accessible for RR’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on October 11 as well, yet it may be too early to handle him immediately. Kolkata Knight Riders discovered it the most difficult way possible with Pat Cummins, who was bowling hours in the wake of wrapping his quarantine and ended up registering figures of 3-0-49-0.

Prior in the summer, Stokes pulled out of the Pakistan Test series midway so as to be with his dad who was diagnosed with cancer. Stokes later uncovered how his dad’s cancer diagnosis implied that his ‘head wasn’t really in’ cricket and how he was appreciative that he got an indefinite compassionate leave from the ECB.

So as to prepare for his IPL stint, Stokes began rehearsing with the red ball midway this month (“Wrong colour ball but training’s training,” he captioned a post on Instagram) at the Sydenham Cricket Club in Christchurch.

The Royals have so far won two out of their three matches however Stokes in the line-up will give their team the truly necessary balance. Tom Curran, who’s been costly with the ball in his three games up until this point (1-54, 1-44 and 1-37), will probably clear a path for Stokes.

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