As England attempts to apply more pressure, Ben Stokes embraces the “why not?”
A few England players were hanging out at the Ramada Hotel in Multan at 1 o’clock while a bunch of Pakistani players were getting haircuts at the hotel’s on-site barber. The English players were there because Brendon McCullum and the team were not playing golf. holding court at this moment. It resembled a conventional press appearance in every way. Prior to the start of the second test on Friday, the first of this week’s obligations, a moment to pause and think about England’s future.
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But where is the line right now? What distance away is the cliff face? When will our heroes, like Truman Burbank, reach their breaking point in this daring voyage into unexplored territory? You are 20 away from your goal and nine down. is striking. Would Stokes support his attempt to win? The Test captain for England answered without hesitating, “Yes.” The response was met with both silence and laughter, both expressing shock and understanding that he was being really serious. preparation,
We are on new ground with this Test team and possibly the format itself. as evidenced by the manner of that triumph against Pakistan in the first Test—tthe batting. the bowling, the field settings. the work ethic, and the unflinching belief. Everyone involved with the English game must reevaluate. Why limit something that brings equal parts pride and joy? However, there is a qualification that must be made here. It was merely a confirmation of.optional training sessions, and later call times to avoid pointless waiting—it raises the question, why hadn’t he brought any of these up earlier?
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The first’s outcomes—seven victories, five outstanding chases, one by an inning, and this week’s last-second thriller—have had a difficult-to-understand domino effect. It should be stated again that this is essentially the same group of athletes that had a winless record prior to the summer of 2022 (1 out of 17). Stokes is to blame for their appearance on the field.
It wasn’t a matter of doing it this way right away once he received the position, he said. But while Joe [Root] was in command, it was Joe’s team, and I stood by him every single minute of his time in control of the squad. But when I got the opportunity to lead. I thought the way things were going could work, and why not? If you just give the responsibility to the individual to get ready. why can’t that work?
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Under prior administrations, Stokes has occasionally voiced his opinions. He regularly participated in debriefings after games, expressing criticism but—more crucially—also offering solutions. The most recent instance was possibly during the Ashes last winter, when he bemoaned how meek England had been in the. He acknowledges that even as a senior member of the dressing room for so long and as vice captain, he had not talked about this concept to the same extent. But he insists that the core principles of savouring the present and working hard were essential to any earlier call to arms he issued while serving in the ranks.
He thinks that a large part of England’s white-ball dancing is due to the group’s communal buy-in. On the surface, the causes appear to be fairly obvious: four centurions on day one who all regard themselves to varying degrees as multi-format cricketers set in motion scores of 657 and 264 for 7 in the previous Test at strike rates of 6.50 and 7.36, respectively. According to Stokes, playing limited-overs cricket on a regular basis encourages the desire to attain a satisfying conclusion. Additionally, it’s vital to consider your wicket as an opportunity to add value rather than just appreciate it.
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In actuality, Pakistan might be the ideal location for this England team. Conclusions drawn from a tiny sample size aren’t particularly useful for touring teams because there isn’t any recent, pertinent history. However, Stokes replied, “I saw it in Rawalpindi and it didn’t spin, so I’ve got no idea. Therefore, entering these matches with no preconceived notions has helped the clarity of thought, regardless of how sophisticated and deft England may be.
If England were to go up 2-0 after this next match in Multan, we’ll need to witness something a little more spectacular than what we’ve seen over the past six months. Smog in the morning is a worry for many reasons, including health concerns and poor vision that make it difficult to start the day. There will undoubtedly come a time when it will be nearly impossible to achieve a goal, he noted. “Especially in England with the weather that’s around, you might see something even more out-there, even more than you’ve seen here; I might declare without batting one day, who knows.