You’d think with all their well-paid medical staff they’d be able to distinguish between the wild shits and the common-or-garden variety, but it doesn’t seem to be the case.
Alastair Cook said:
“He’s had a 24-hour bug, he didn’t look very well yesterday apparently but he’s here now and we’ll see. He should be fine, but we have to be careful – it depends how badly he has been knocked about.”
Even from this distance, the evidence is pretty clear. There is no way in a million years that a case of the wild shits could ever be overcome in just 24 hours.
How badly has Stokes been knocked about? Not very badly at all. He’ll almost certainly be able to play the second Test.