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18 May 2021
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is likely to be back in action with a T20 Blast game for Durham next week.
"Details of Stokes's comeback are yet to be confirmed by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and he could target one of the back-to-back 2nd XI T20s against Lancashire on June 14, but Durham have four fixtures in the Blast from June 15-20 and he is likely to return in one of them," said a report in espncricinfo.com.
The all-rounder will feature in the competition for the first time in three years.
Stokes, who was a part of the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the IPL, had to pull out of the tournament after fracturing his arm while trying to take a catch.
The left-handed batsman had written about his recovery in his Daily Mirror column last week.
"I am able to bowl, I am able to get in the gym and I am able to hit some balls again so I am at an exciting point of my recovery where full-on training is not that far away and then I can start thinking about playing in a match again," he said.