Chennai Super Kings line up Ben Stokes as future captain in IPL

  • Side sees all-rounder as potential long-term leader
  • England working with CSK so Stokes is fit for Ashes

Ben Stokes is being groomed as a possible long-term captain of Chennai Super Kings as he prepares to start the Indian Premier League this year as a specialist batter.

Stokes heads into the tournament with English fingers crossed that he is fit to play a full role in the Ashes this summer after a longstanding knee injury curtailed the all-rounder’s role with the ball during the recent 1-1 Test series in New Zealand.

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