Ben Stokes Wants To Lead His Side For A 3-0 Win Against Kiwis With Attacking Cricket

Ben Stokes Wants To Lead His Side For A 3-0 Win Against Kiwis With Attacking Cricket

The ongoing test series between England and New Zealand has had all the elements of thrill that a test match can possibly have. If the first match wasn’t impressive enough, the second match at Trent Bridge covered up for it. Clearly, the appointment of new captain and new head coach for England has made a huge difference. Former captain of England, Joe Root, has continued his sublime touch with the bat as earlier. He has scored two centuries in two matches, also crossing the 10k milestone the process. The veteran duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad are back. While they have not been among the most of wickets, they certainly have aided other bowlers by adding pressure on the batters with tight length.

As far as New Zealand are concerned, their batting has been heavily relying on two batters – Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell. These two batters have stood up to the most difficult of challenges, but no support from the other end has obviously hurt the visitor’s chances of putting up a strong performance. The test match at Trent Bridge saw many records being broken and made, and Ben Stokes has assured that England will enter the third test match with the same style of play.

Urging his players to believe that they are in the ‘entertainment business’ and not the ‘sporting business’, Ben Stokes has made his intentions clear. He wants to whitewash the visitors in this series, and he wants to do it in style. While Jimmy Anderson won’t be available for the third and final test, his replacement, Jamie Overton, would be making his Test Debut. Overton has shown tremendous signs of growth and potential over the last year.

We Want To Win The Series Three-Nil: Ben Stokes

“We want to walk away from the series winning three-nil because it does sound better to 2-1. But, as I said upstairs to the lads before we started training today, the result will look after itself this week. Let’s carry on what we’ve been doing the last two weeks and try and think that we’re in the entertainment business not the sporting business this week.

What you saw last week on that day five is exactly what it was. For us, it was a matter of just chasing the runs down, not how many overs there were. At not one stage did we look at that. I think it was pretty clear by the fact we knocked them off in 16 overs in the last session. Me and Johnny just decided that was a time to put as much pressure back on them as we possibly could. And that’s what we’re doing this week.”

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.