England batsman Ben Stokes had his first taste of the Indian Premier League when he featured for the Super Giant in an all-Maharashtra game against the Mumbai Indians, and impressed as the season carried on – to such an extent that he will be invited back next year and will be sought-after.

Stokes did not quite set the stage on fire either with bat or ball in his first game, but, had a useful contribution to make in both the departments. Steve Smith played only two specialist fast bowlers and was banking on Stokes to bowl his 4 overs and the Durham all-rounder was able to complete his quota without giving away too much. Stokes kept his overall economy rate under 10 on a great batting pitch and earned himself a wicket as well. Continue reading “STOKES IMPRESSES IN INDIA”