England’s injured talisman Ben Stokes is fielding with a jarred knee at the Gabba, while paceman Ollie Robinson has been cleared to resume bowling.

Stokes and Robinson both pulled up sore on day two of the first Ashes Test.

Stokes appeared to hurt his knee in an early fielding mishap and was clearly restricted for the rest of the day, while Robinson clutched at his leg and trudged off the ground after delivering his 18th over.

Robinson notably didn’t take the second new ball late on Thursday, having returned to field after his setback.

But the right-armer rolled his arm over on Friday morning, allaying fears it was anything serious.

“My body is doing OK,” Robinson said after play on Thursday.

“I came off for some strapping and maintenance.”

Stokes bowled prior to the start of play on Friday, when the tourists warmed up.

England expect the allrounder will bowl if required on day three, when Australia resumed at 7-343.

Centurion Travis Head has already boosted the hosts’ lead beyond 200 runs.

The setback is far from ideal for Stokes for multiple reasons, especially given the second Test begins at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

Stokes’ injury casts shadow on Gabba Test
Source 1


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here