Rajasthan Royals suffered a massive blow as the all rounder Ben Stokes was ruled out of ongoing IPL 2021 season on Tuesday.
Stokes sustained a finger injury during the side’s opening game against Punjab Kings on April 12. Rajasthan Royals lost the game in a high-scoring affair by four runs despite skipper Sanju Samson’s destructive century in the encounter.
But now the side has suffered huge blow after Stokes broke his index finger on the left hand while attempting to take a catch of Chris Gayle.
While Stokes will miss out the whole season due to injury, the side is now awaiting the return of England pacer Jofra Archer in his absence now.
Archer was seen rolling his arms and even resumed training sessions with the team, however, it is still not clear whether he will be declared completely free to play in the next game.
Concerning to the batting department, skipper Sanju Samson could count on David Miller and Liam Livingstone as Stokes’ replacement. Both Livingstone showed their prowess with the bat in the international circuit before joining Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2021.