Why Ben Stokes is not playing ODI World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand?

England take on New Zealand in the season opener of the ODI World Cup 2023 on October 5, however, both the sides have plenty of first-choice stars missing from their ranks.

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The time is finally here. The season opener of the ODI World Cup 2023 sees England take on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. However, right at the start, England have been hit with a major setback ahead of the first game, as it was informed by skipper Jos Buttler that star all-rounder Ben Stokes will be missing the clash against New Zealand due to a minor niggle.

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“We would have looked to bowl first. We had a good series against New Zealand, and everyone seems to be a in really good place. Ben is going to miss this game. He has a niggle,” Jos Buttler said after the toss.

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