Ben Stokes became England’s Test captain after the resignation of Joe Root resigned from the position. The decision was taken on the verge of the beginning of the cricketing summer by the ECB. The England team marked the start of a new era with a dominating win over New Zealand. It was a sweet beginning to Stokes’ tenure as the captain.
The former skipper Joe Root acted as a savior for the hosts in the same game. Under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, England will now be eyeing to bag the series with two games lined up in the coming days. The management is likely to with the same starting 11 as there will be the opportunity to take ample rest in the next few days.
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Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has named Ben Foakes as the best wicket-keeper in the world going around during an interaction with mirror.uk. The veteran all-rounder opines that Foakes is a kind of wicket-keeper who can bag 9 out of 10 opportunities and is highly reliable. Ben Foakes has been around the England team for a couple of years now. He has got a full-fledged opportunity in the ongoing series against Blackcaps. He continued to impress behind the stumps in the first match of the series.
Talking about Foakes, Ben Stokes had said, “We’re not in the position to not select world-class players at the moment. Ben (Foakes) is the best wicketkeeper in the world. That’s not just my own opinion, that’s a lot of people’s opinions. Batting at seven, which he does for England, is different from the role that he plays for Surrey because he bats higher up.”
He further added, “To have a gloveman like Ben (Foakes) behind the stumps gives me a lot of confidence, and it gives the bowlers a lot of confidence, knowing that nine times out of 10, he’s going to take everything that comes to him.”
Here is how the fans reacted to the comments of Ben Stokes:
He is best wicket keeper in the world and pant is best wicket keeper batsman in the world
— Aman (@_aman15_) June 7, 2022
Pant in mud.
Look Pant is average in white ball.
But he is good in test for sure.
— Rrr (@meWwe14) June 7, 2022
Best batsman best WK best bowler sab team me hain still test rankings me 6th place pe hain 😂
— Amit (@Amit___493) June 7, 2022
Everyone forgot.. Ben Foakes only Player to show good batting temrpament against india. All others are failed but Ben foakes did great job with the bat
— Rajeshchauhan (@Rajeshc1307R) June 7, 2022
Chill guys he said wicket keeper not batsman or wicketkeeper batsman.
— Vishwajeet Singh (@Vishwajeet_mnzx) June 7, 2022
what about MSD
— Sarvesh Kumar Suman (@SarveshKumarSu9) June 7, 2022