Ben Stokes wants Selfless Cricketers in England Team
Ben Stokes has started thinking about the team after taking the lead in England’s Test format. He wants to reorganize the team to bring it back to the path of success. In this case, Ben Stokes is looking at those who will be a force for the team, He said that selfless cricketers will get more priority in the England test team. Those who will give their best in the interest of the team will be taken into the team.
The England Cricket Board has handed over the reins of leadership to Ben Stokes after the resignation of Joe Root, the regular captain of the English Test format. Ben Stokes will begin his Test lead at Lord’s on June 2 against New Zealand. Although he has the experience of being in charge before.
In an interview with Sky Sports after taking the lead, Stokes said: “It’s been exciting and challenging for me, especially in the last few years. But my thoughts are not on the past. Focus on what’s coming up. Of course it will start now and then from June 2 at Lord’s. ‘
“Things like change will go on and be discussed, but that’s not the point here,” Stokes said of the team. But for me, I want to have a team of selfless cricketers who can do anything to win the match on a given day. ‘
Stokes said: “Everything is judged on the basis of winning the match at the end of the day. This is the most important thing to me all the time. It will be best for us – I will decide based on that. I want to have 10 more people with the same mentality. ‘
Ben Stokes will make his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s on June 2. However, he played in a Test against the West Indies in 2020 while regular captain Joe Root was on leave.
England’s top two bowlers in the current Test format are James Anderson-Stuart Broad. The duo have taken 116 wickets in 321 Test matches. Anderson is the highest wicket-taker for England with 640 wickets in 189 Tests. Broad 533 wickets in 152 Tests. Stokes has hinted at the inclusion of two experienced pacers like Anderson-Broad . But for this, Anderson and Broad must be fit.
“The best way to win a Test match is to pick the 11 best players,” Stokes said. If Anderson and Broad are fit, they will be included in the team. Because, they are the best two bowlers in England. In my opinion, it would be foolish to never consider Anderson and Broad in the team. It’s very simple, they are part of the best XI.