October 3, 2022
England vs South Africa: Ben Stokes leaves no stone unturned in England’s aggressive approach after series win against South Africa


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Ben Stokes vowed that England would maintain its bold approach to Test cricket under coach Brendon McCullum after a 2-1 series win over South Africa at the Oval on Monday. The match was shortened to three days after the first day was washed out, and the second was canceled after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But England still had to register a nine-wicket win in front of a sparse crowd in London in less than half an hour. England captain Stokes told Sky Sports: “This game here, with it shortened, our main objective was to end in a result.”

“We felt we owed it to ourselves, we owed it to the country who have shown their support to us this whole summer and we will always continue to play in a way that we think is the best way to entertain people.” Going and always looking for the positive side of cricket.”

Vijay completed a scintillating summer for England with the red ball. They won the series 3-0 against world Test champions New Zealand and beat India in a Test postponed from last year following a coronavirus outbreak.

An attack-minded approach has underpinned all those victories.

“Me and Brendan are the people sending this message to this group of players,” Stokes said.

“I told the boys in the dressing room the other day that the message he’s giving can only do so much. But I thanked all my team, my backroom staff and my coaches for buying everyone into this.

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“There’s a reason we’ve been able to go out and perform and have the confidence to go out and do that in each other. It’s something that’s very rare and something that you don’t see very often.”

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