Former Australian cricketer turned commentator Michael Hussey believes that England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes lacked the rhythm and is affected by an absence of recreation follow which is able to damage England’s probabilities within the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 in Australia.
Stokes hasn’t performed within the final 5 – 6 months and that was evident as he was dismissed for simply 5 runs within the customer’s first innings. He conceded 65 runs and went wicketless within the 12 overs he bowled. The ambidextrous cricketer had additionally suffered an damage and seemed in utmost discomfort on day two of the primary Ashes Test on the Gabba. In spite of this, he got here again to bowl on day three and Hussey feels that his damage could pose an enormous problem for the star all-rounder within the robust Ashes sequence.
Speaking to Cricbuzz, Hussey mentioned, “It will be a huge concern for England. He is a world-class all-rounder and such a key man in the team. He offers so much balance, virtually three players in one. He looked like he was struggling with a knee injury that seemed to be getting even more sore as the match wore on.”
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“We knew that it was going to be a problem for him coming into the sequence as a result of he was coming in with very restricted preparation. He hasn’t performed for 5 – 6 months and it isn’t straightforward to return straight into an Ashes sequence and have an effect. Lack of preparation has definitely proven.
“Even in his bowling, these massive no-balls in opposition to David Warner additionally confirmed an absence of rhythm coming in. When you’ve gotten been enjoying a number of cricket and you’re in your groove, that kind of factor doesn’t occur, so it’s a massive concern for England shifting ahead,” Hussey added.
Stokes had earlier taken an indefinite break from the sport to give attention to his psychological well being and was additionally recovering from a finger damage. His final aggressive outing was when he led the Northern Superchargers in opposition to Trent Rockets in The Hundred match.
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