Stokes compares Harry Brook to Virat Kohli


England Test skipper, Ben Stokes has recently lauded the performance of youngster Harry Brook.

England has won the second Test against Pakistan at Multan and has also won the series 2-0.

Brook was the only centurion in the second Test as he scored 108 from 149 balls.

He also has two tons from three games for England and Stokes was quick to compare him to modern great, Virat Kohli.

Stokes comment on Harry Brook after Multan Test

To come here and put in that kind of performance is just phenomenal. He’s one of those rare players where you look across all formats and you can just see him being successful everywhere.

Adding further, Stokes says,

This is a massive shout, but Virat Kohli’s one of those guys where his technique is just so simple and works everywhere. The pressure he [Brook] puts back onto the opposition is exactly what we’re about.

Brook made it to the English Test team because Jonny Bairstow is injured. The latter had a freak accident while playing golf in which he broke his leg in three places.

That’s why England will now have a selection dilemma for the next Test series once Bairstow is fully fit.

Jonny has been England’s hero this summer as he smashes 681 runs and four tons.

Stokes now feels that this is the best thing that England would like to have at the moment.

Stokes comments upon England’s selection dilemma

We’re very, very lucky with the way in which we can replace Jonny and have Harry come in because those two, batting at number five, both go about it in the same way.

Adds Stokes,

They both bring so much to the team. Harry playing the way in which he has done at the moment with Jonny not being in the team unfortunately, it’s the best thing you want.

Concludes Stokes,

You want those competition for places, you want a strong squad to be able to pick from and you want those headaches when it comes to [picking] a final XI every week rather than going ‘I’m not sure who we’re going to pick, let’s pick a name out of a hat.’ We’re definitely not in that situation and I feel like we’ve got all bases covered at the moment.

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