Star all-rounder Ben Stokes says he won’t change his taking part in strategy even if he’s handed England’s captaincy in the absence of common skipper Joe Root for the Test collection-opener towards 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 exceptional run in the previous one yr as he helped England to World Cup ultimate victory and performed a key role in his aspect’s beautiful Ashes win over Australia at Headingley.
The 29-year-previous, who has performed 63 Tests since 2013, says positivity influences his conduct on the sector and that may 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 guide 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 large honour – even if it’s solely the as soon as you may nonetheless say ‘yeah, I’ve captained England’.
“It’s an enormous honour to consider, and one thing I’m actually wanting ahead to if the chance presents itself, but in addition on the similar time I do know I’m solely stepping in for the one recreation as a result of of Joe’s private scenario.” Stokes doesn’t have expertise of main a aspect however would financial institution on help from his skilled gamers.
“We’ve got some really experienced guys out in the field who I can use. I’d like to think that I’ll be quite an open captain and wouldn’t want to just think that my way is the only way,” he stated. “There are 11 guys out on the field, so why not get 10 other opinions on something that you’re thinking about?”