Ben Stokes to miss T20 Blast quarter-final with knee problem

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Ben Stokes will not be available for Durham's Vitality Blast quarter-final against Sussex having sustained a minor knee injury in the third Test.

Stokes missed the second Test at Lord's as he was standing trial on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court. As a result, he came into the match at Trent Bridge a little short of bowling and, used in something of an enforcer role, got through 35 overs in the match.

Towards the end of the India second innings, he was seen holding the back of his left knee after a spell of short-pitched bowling on a sluggish surface.

While the England management expect him to be fit for the fourth Test, which starts on August 30, they have decided to rest him - both as an allrounder and as a specialist batsman - from the Blast quarter-final.

Jos Buttler and Keaton Jennings, however, have both been made available for Lancashire, while Moeen Ali is available for Worcestershire.