Stokes was replaced by Craig Overton on the squad for the series against India. Stokes was resting at home in New Zealand after the series defeat in India in February. The assessment is that the biobubble and Kovid-era restrictions are more than players can afford. Previously, Indian coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli had pointed it out. Kovid 19 hit the ball to Indian batter Rishabh in the series against England. The ball has joined the team since it recovered.