Ben Stokes has returned from vacation for the upcoming ODI World Cup. Due to a long-standing knee injury, he will not bowl in this World Cup
The 32-year-old, who will only bowl as a middle-order batsman, believes the England team will have an advantage over other teams as they have more experience of playing in big matches.
We are in the group. And what we have in our favor right now, I think, is experience of big games – an advantage over teams that don’t play as often, he said.
I know franchise T20 cricket means a lot more players have been put in those situations; that’s great.
But it doesn’t compare to when you put your country’s jersey on, when you have billions watching you, when you know if you lose you’re out.
Stokes played a key role in England’s 2019 triumph. It was his all-round play that helped the England national team to a match victorythat went all the way to the end.
So much time has passed, but whenever I come to Lords, I think back to that day, Stokes said.
Oddly enough, I always remember Jimmy Neesham’s six during the super-over. I was just smiling and thinking, 100 overs, dead level, all this madness, what has happened, what else can this game throw at us? It was ridiculous.
Last ball of the match, knocked out, everyone running out onto the field… Yeah, that was pretty cool. People think I fell from emotion, but really I just slipped. I thought I managed to stylize it well.
Stokes again played a crucial role in England’s T20 World Cup victory in Australia. The next couple of years are going to be very busy for him. After the World Cup, he will lead England.and the team for the five-match Test series against India, where they have won just one Test since 2012.
It’s the toughest place to win. I am confident I have the players, and try to get India to think differently from the way they usually play. But they are a very good team, he said.