Ben Stokes, England’s all-rounder, has announced his retirement from one-day internationals.

Become the Test captain

Ben Stokes, England’s World Cup winner, will retire from one-day international cricket after the series opener against South Africa on Tuesday in Durham.

In 104 One-Day Internationals, the 31-year-old has scored 2,919 runs, including three centuries, and taken 74 wickets.

Stokes, who took over as Test captain in April, will continue to play Twenty20 cricket while also leading the red-ball side.

“Three formats are simply unsustainable for me right now,” the all-rounder explained.

“This has been a tough decision to make. I’ve enjoyed every minute of representing England with my teammates. We’ve had an incredible journey so far.”

The victory of England in the 2019 World Cup final

A one-day cricket, Stokes will be remembered for his player-of-the-match performance in England’s 2019 World Cup final victory over New Zealand at Lord’s, when he made 84 not out to force a super over, which Eoin Morgan’s side won on boundary countback.

Hundred competitions this season

He announced last week that he would miss the Hundred competition this season to manage his workload, and he was left out of England’s T20 squad for the upcoming games against South Africa.

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“As difficult as this decision was to make, it’s not as difficult to deal with the fact that I can’t give my teammates 100 percent of myself in this format any longer,” Stokes added. Anyone who wears the England shirt deserves nothing less.

“I feel like my body is letting me down not only because of the schedule and what is expected of us, but I also feel like I’m taking the place of another player who can give Jos [Buttler, England’s one-day captain] and the rest of the team they’re all.” It’s time for someone else to make incredible memories as a cricketer as I have over the past 11 years.

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“I’ve enjoyed every 104 games I’ve played so far, and it feels incredible to be playing my final game at my home in Durham.”

“The England fans have always been and will continue to be there for me.” You are the best fans on the planet.”

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