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Ben Stokes has confirmed he will return to No 6 in the batting order as he looks to make England Test team ‘great again’ | Cricket News


Batting No 6 is ‘finest for the team’; Newly appointed England captain Ben Stokes has confirmed he will be transferring again to sixth in the batting order on worldwide responsibility; he has been coming into bat at No 5 however feels the transfer will enhance the team as they give the impression of being to get again to profitable methods

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As Ben Stokes reveals he will revert to No 6 in England's batting line-up, take a look back at one of his most memorable innings from that position when he made 258 against South Africa in 2016

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As Ben Stokes reveals he will revert to No 6 in England’s batting line-up, have a look again at certainly one of his most memorable innings from that place when he made 258 in opposition to South Africa in 2016

As Ben Stokes reveals he will revert to No 6 in England’s batting line-up, have a look again at certainly one of his most memorable innings from that place when he made 258 in opposition to South Africa in 2016

Newly-appointed England captain Ben Stokes has revealed he will be returning to No 6 in the batting order in a transfer that he believes will solely assist the team.

Opening up on plans for his new function, Stokes believes that transferring again to No 6, relatively than batting at No 5 in current Exams, will maximise his all-round efficiency as he makes an attempt to finish England’s stoop in type.

“I’m going again to No 6. I do know I’m at my finest for England when I’m doing each roles [batting and bowling] as a lot as the different,” stated Stokes.

“I really feel that going again to No 6 goes to enable me to consider these roles as a lot as the different, relatively than fear about one whereas I’m doing the different. I really feel that is finest for the team.”

England's new Test captain Ben Stokes reveals his plans for Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

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England’s new Test captain Ben Stokes reveals his plans for Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

England’s new Test captain Ben Stokes reveals his plans for Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

After confirming his transfer up the batting order, Stokes expects to make extra large calls as England skipper and the enter of different senior voices will be invaluable, particularly when rotating his bowling assault.

Nevertheless, after captaining England in opposition to the West Indies in 2020, the 30-year-old believes he has learnt how to guarantee his team-mate’s opinions are heard.

He stated: “It’s one thing I’m going to have to deal with. I’ve nice senior gamers round me and it will be silly of me not to embody them, in selections out on the subject particularly.

Stokes Batting Averages: No 5 v No 6

Matches Innings Runs Common 100s
Batting No.5 31 49 1859 39.55 5
Batting No.6 46 76 2741 36.44 6

“It is one thing I believed I managed very properly in the Test match in opposition to West Indies. I requested Jos [Buttler] quite a bit about me personally and what he thought.

“If you end up desirous about doing one thing your self you won’t be desirous about it in the means as another person.

“Jos stated to me a few occasions that you just want to come on right here. That’s an instance of me utilizing seniority round me to assist me.

“However I’ve at all times gone with my intestine, which has served me fairly properly and I will proceed to do this as captain.

“Not nearly myself however in selections about who I convey on to bowl. I will make positive different gamers’ voices really feel valued and use different gamers round me.

Ben Stokes shares his thoughts on how previously taking a mental health break could benefit his England captaincy and how he has changed through his experiences.

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Ben Stokes shares his ideas on how beforehand taking a psychological well being break may gain advantage his England captaincy and the way he has modified by means of his experiences.

Ben Stokes shares his ideas on how beforehand taking a psychological well being break may gain advantage his England captaincy and the way he has modified by means of his experiences.

“I do not need it to be ‘Ben’s in cost now, he is the just one making any form of determination’. I really feel a key a part of being a frontrunner is about ensuring everybody round you feels valued.”

Though constructive about how he can assist the team by means of his personal contributions, Stokes is conscious that the Test team has quite a lot of work forward of them to counteract their current poor type.

England’s current struggles have been laid naked, particularly for the Test team, who’ve solely managed to win certainly one of their final 17 video games and making the Test team ‘nice once more’ is certainly one of Stokes’s largest goals in his new function.

Reflecting on England’s struggles, he added: “Being fully real looking, profitable one recreation in 17 is nowhere close to adequate for the folks we now have in our team. We are able to take a look at that and go there is just one to go, which is up.

Former England bowler Graham Onions reveals what the new England captain Ben Stokes is like as a team-mate and leader.

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Former England bowler Graham Onions reveals what the new England captain Ben Stokes is like as a team-mate and chief.

Former England bowler Graham Onions reveals what the new England captain Ben Stokes is like as a team-mate and chief.

“Now we have not been adequate. That’s not a dig at any particular person as I’ve been a part of that. As a team we all know we now have not been adequate, not performed to the normal we all know we will.

“It is about understanding that and fixing it however we’d like to perceive issues will not occur in a single day. I can not simply count on it to click on and abruptly we’re No 1 in a yr’s time.

“I’m very enthusiastic about the function of hopefully making the England Test team nice once more. It is a large objective of mine.”



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