Stokes, meanwhile, has spoken in recent days about having a plan for his knee injury, given he will feature in white-ball cricket as well as Tests for England.
“I’m going to do more intensive work between now and next summer, making sure I give myself the best possible chance to play the next two or three years as an all-around player,” he said.
“There’s actually quite a long period after the World Cup,” Stokes said. “We have a good period after the World Cup is over and then we have this tour of India at the end of January.
“I’ve had good conversations with specialists, rehabilitators and physiotherapists, surgeons, guys who know what they’re doing. There is a plan in place. I know what’s going to happen, but I just don’t think it’s the right time to say what I’m doing.
“When we do what we need to do to give me a chance to become a true all-around player again, there will be a time when I can say what I do. We have a very good plan in place, the medical team have been brilliant and got different opinions.
Regardless, it remains to be seen who England will choose for this, but we will find out very soon.