Dubai: Ben Stokes is set to return to action in Indian Premier League with his team Rajasthan Royals. The English all-rounder is currently in New Zealand after learning that his father has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The Englishman left England during Pakistan series and was also absent in England team during a series against arch-rivals Australia. Ben Stokes had posted a picture on Instagram in which he was sitting along with his father. He captioned the post with “goodbyes never get easier.”

On his return to cricket in Dubai, Ben Stokes will be in self-isolation for a period and will be going under a slew of covid-19 tests before he could return to play with his fellow Rajasthan Royals team-mates. Ben Stokes won BBC Sports Personality in 2019. Rajasthan Royals has not yet released a statement on the all-rounder’s return to team but previously stated that they will give Stokes as much time as he needed. After the self-isolation period and undergoing tests, Ben Stokes could return to Rajasthan team which direly need an experienced all-rounder in its middle order.