Doubt Ben Stokes will be able to play this edition of the IPL: Monty Panesar

Stokes, arguably the best all-rounder currently, is in Christchurch, New Zealand, to attend to his ailing father, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. He left the England team during the Test series against Pakistan at home last month and is yet to join his IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals, in the UAE.

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