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Opportunity to Captain England is Huge Honour, Even if It’s Only Once: Ben Stokes


Opportunity to Captain England is Huge Honour, Even if It's Only Once: Ben Stokes

Star all-rounder Ben Stokes says he will not change his enjoying strategy even when he’s handed England’s captaincy within the absence of standard skipper Joe Root for the Test series-opener in opposition to the West Indies.

Vice-captain Stokes is being speculated to switch Root, who’s taking go away to be along with his spouse for the delivery of their second youngster, for the primary Test at Southampton from July 8.

“I hope that I always try to set the example in terms of attitude and commitment If I am in charge that’s not going to change the way that I go about things,” Stokes was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Stokes had an outstanding run previously one yr as he helped England to World Cup remaining victory and performed a key position in his facet’s gorgeous Ashes win over Australia at Headingley.

The 29-year-old, who has performed 63 Tests since 2013, says positivity influences his conduct on the sphere and that can proceed.

“In terms of how I want to influence the game, I try to have a positive effect with the ball or bat in my hand. No matter what I do in terms of choosing what to do in a situation, it will always be the positive route,” the Durham all-rounder stated.

If Stokes is given the captaincy, he will probably be first all-rounder since Andrew Flintoff to steer England and 81st skipper total.

He was named vice-captain in 2017 however he misplaced the place following the Bristol nightclub incident that yr.

“Getting the chance to captain England is a big honour – even when it is solely the as soon as you possibly can nonetheless say ‘yeah, I’ve captained England’.

“It’s an enormous honour to consider, and one thing I’m actually trying ahead to if the chance presents itself, but in addition on the identical time I do know I’m solely stepping in for the one sport due to Joe’s private state of affairs.”

Stokes doesn’t have expertise of main a facet however would financial institution on help from his skilled gamers.

“We’ve received some actually skilled guys out within the discipline who I can use. I’d wish to assume that I’ll be fairly an open captain and would not wish to simply assume that my approach is the one approach,” he stated.

“There are 11 guys out on the sphere, so why not get 10 different opinions on one thing that you just’re fascinated with?”

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