IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes arrives in Chennai, begins five-day quarantine


Ben Stokes is the first English player to arrive in India for the upcoming Test series.© Instagram

English all-rounder Ben Stokes has arrived in Chennai and is undergoing quarantine at a city hotel in the run-up to the upcoming four-game test series against India. The big ticket series kicks off February 5 in Chennai and the team’s training begins on February 2. Hero of the 2019 World Cup Final, Stokes, landed in the country along with players who were not part of the England test team in Sri. Lanka, where they completed a 2-0 sweep on Monday.


“Day 1 quarantine, I did quite a bit of quarantine, I have to try to make my bed every day, not the best job, but I have to do it. So that’s basically me for the next five days,” said Stokes of his Instagram stories.

29-year-old Stokes shared a series of Instagram stories describing his plan of action for the next five days.

The rest of the English players, currently in Sri Lanka, are expected to land in the city on Wednesday.

The rubber of four matches takes on extra meaning, taking into account the World Test Championship.


India, currently at the table, will try to maintain pole position, while England, which is currently fourth, will hope to advance to a place in the WTC final.

England’s two-Test series in Sri Lanka ended on Monday as the visitors won the second Test to beat the series.

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