Ben Stokes wants to turn around fortunes for England’s Test team

Ben Stokes
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Newly elected England Test captain Ben Stokes has cleared off the speculations regarding his captaincy and workload.

Stokes wants a Test team who can play with the mindset of a selfless cricketer much like him.

Stokes’ first assignment as Test captain is against New Zealand at home.

He has clearly stated in the press conference that his first priority is playing Test cricket for England.

England had a poor run of form in its recent Test matches.

Firstly, they lost badly against Australia at the latter’s home 4-0 in the Ashes series and then lost in the West Indies tour as well.

Stokes was England’s stand-in Test captain in the absence of Joe Root who was on paternity leave.

He now wants to turn around the fortunes of England by playing their best cricket and remaining in the present.

Stokes also said that he gave the thought of becoming the captain of the Test side before accepting straightaway.

He also said that there will be no extra workload on him and he will continue to play the same amount of cricket that he was playing before becoming the captain.

He even backed the return of England’s vastly experienced pacers, Stuart Broad and James Anderson into the playing XI.

Stokes said that if both the senior pacers are fit, then they are to be automatically selected in the best playing XI.

He will even play county cricket for Durham against Worcestershire this week after successfully rehabbing from a knee injury.

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