England captain Ben Stokes admitted that the weather-enforced draw in the fourth Ashes 2023 Test at Old Trafford in Manchester is a tough to take. He, however, added that it’s a part and parcel of the game, stating that they will now look to finish on a high in the last Test at the Kennington Oval in London.
England captain Ben Stokes reckons that a rain-affected fourth Test match of Ashes 2023 at Old Trafford in Manchester will aid the hosts. According to Stokes, if weather shortens the game, it will suit England more because they know what they need to do.
England will be going in with an all-pace attack for the second Ashes 2023 Test, which begins at the iconic Lord’s in London on Wednesday, June 28. While off-spinner Moeen Ali, who struggled with a blistered finger at Edgbaston has been dropped, he has not been replaced by a slow bowler.
Experienced England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who announced his retirement from one-day cricket on Monday (July 18), has lamented that the jam-packed schedule is taking a toll on cricketers. He stated that players are not cars that can be filled up with petrol.
England’s new Test captain Ben Stokes has stated that the team will head into the Test series against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday (June 2) at Lord’s, with a ‘blank canvas’ and not look at the game as a ‘red-ball reset’. He is also hopeful of his partnership with new head coach, Brendon McCullum, making the players in the team comfortable and confident.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricket and will miss the upcoming five-match Test series against India, which will start on August 4. The England Cricket Board (ECB) announced the same on Friday, July 30. The board informed that Stokes wants to focus on mental well-being. At the same time, his index finger will also get a chance to heal.
Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes has admitted that he has been surprised at how well a team chosen at the last moment for the ODI series against Pakistan has performed in the first two matches. England were forced to select a whole new team for the one-day series after seven members of the original contingent tested positive for COVID-19.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has termed Ben Stokes as a player in a completely different league. According to Gambhir, no player comes close to Stokes on current form. Stokes hit a match-winning 176 in the second Test against West Indies to help the hosts level the series. Gambhir scored 313 runs and claimed nine wickets in the first two Tests.