England vs India 2018: 5 players for whom the ODI series is very crucial
#2 Ben Stokes
From being the 'Most Valuable Player' in IPL 2017 to the 'Biggest Disappointment of IPL 2018', Ben Stokes has seen everything in the past one year. He was even dropped from the England squad for his off-field actions. Adding to the poor form, he got injured at the wrong time.
His injury paved the way for Morgan to try Hales in the middle-order who was brilliant in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia. With Moeen Ali spinning an alliance with Adil Rashid, Root is the only player that Stokes can replace.
Stokes had a poor outing against India in the last T20I. However, the all-rounder will look to return to his best in the ODI series. Stokes will be eager to drop the monkey from his shoulders and play his natural game without the fear of failure.