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IPL 2017: Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes to play 14 IPL games

PTI
Published Feb 22, 2017, 9:24 am IST
Updated Feb 22, 2017, 9:25 am IST
Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will skip England's ODI series against Ireland as they will be available for all 14 IPL league matches.
Ben Stokes was bought for Rs 14.5 crore by Rising Pune Supergiants. (Photo: AFP)
 Ben Stokes was bought for Rs 14.5 crore by Rising Pune Supergiants. (Photo: AFP)

London: After fetching a record deal Rs 14.5 crore deal at the IPL acutions, England's richest cricketer Ben Stokes will now skip his country's two-match ODI series against Ireland as he will be available for the entire duration of 14 league matches of Rising Pune Supergiants.

Mumbai Indians' Jos Buttler and Kolkata Knight Riders' Chris Woakes will also be available for entire league stage and will only return post May 14, according to a report in Cricinfo.

 

However white ball captain Eoin Morgan (KXIP), Jason Roy (Gujarat Lions) and Sam Billings (Delhi Daredevils) will be returning after the April matches get over.

Pacer Tymal Mills, who got Rs 12 crore from RCB will be available for the entire duration of the tournament.

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