England’s medical staff will assess Ben Stokes overnight after he hurt his knee in the field on day 2 of the first Ashes Test at The Gabba but Ollie Robinson is not injured, bowling coach Jon Lewis has revealed.
It was a testing day for Joe Root’s side, with the Brisbane sunshine making it ideal conditions for the Aussies to bat.
They lead by 196 at stumps with 3 wickets remaining and England wait nervously on news on the condition of their star all-rounder.
In the 29th over, Stokes appeared to hurt his knee chasing a ball to the boundary and seemed in discomfort for the rest of the day.
He bowled 9 overs in all and nearly had David Warner but the opener got a let-off as it was a no ball.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo at the end of the day, Lewis provided an update on the England bowlers.
He said: “Obviously, Ben has hurt himself on the field today so didn’t bowl full pace at the back end of the day.
“Think our medical guys will assess him overnight and see how he is. Other than that the guys are okay.”
There is some good news, however, as Lewis’ comments indicate that Robinson, who was the pick of the England bowlers, is not injured despite leaving the field in the final session of day 2.
The 28-year-old made the most of his first opportunity in Ashes cricket, taking 3-48 from his 18 overs.
Hopefully, Stokesy and Robbo can wrap up the tail quickly tomorrow morning and help England post a mammoth second innings total!