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Ben Stokes is becoming the best all-rounder England’s ever had – James Anderson

James Anderson

Cricket   |   July 23, 2020

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England’s veteran fast bowler James Anderson reckons that Ben Stokes is becoming the best all-rounder team’s ever had. Stokes has been in sublime form in the last 18 months and he has been at his best. The all-rounder has done a fine job for the team as he has ticked all the right boxes.

 

Stokes was at his absolute best in the second Test match against the West Indies as he scored 254 runs in the Test match and scalped three wickets in the 27.4 overs he bowled. Consequently, England won by 113 runs and Stokes was awarded the Player of the match award for match-winning performance.

 

Meanwhile, England have had great all-rounders like Sir Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff in the past and they both were able to deliver the goods during their halcyon days. There is no doubt that Stokes is right there with the best.

 

Anderson believes Stokes can get even better and the kind of form he is in, it won’t be a surprise if he continues to do extraordinary things on the field.

 

“He’s certainly the best allrounder I’ve ever played with and he’s becoming the best allrounder that England’s ever had. There’s no reason why he can’t go on to become even better. With the bat, he’s averaging in the 40s, with the ball he’s below 30, and he’s taking spectacular catches. It’s just incredible that we’ve got him on our team and he’s great to watch,” James Anderson said.

 

Stokes scored a fine knock of 178 runs in the first innings of the second Test match. The southpaw faced 356 balls, which is his longest ever innings. Subsequently, Stokes took a crucial wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite in the first essay. England then required quick runs in the second dig and Stokes once again scored a blistering knock of 57-ball 78 to help his team post a target of 312 runs.

 

Stokes then took two wickets in the second innings, which included a crucial wicket of Jermaine Blackwood, who had taken the game away from England in Southampton. Thus, Stokes had a complete match as he did everything right in the Test match.

England’s veteran fast bowler James Anderson reckons that Ben Stokes is becoming the best all-rounder team’s ever had. Stokes has been in sublime form in the last 18 months and he has been at his best. The all-rounder has done a fine job for the team as he has ticked all the right boxes.

 

Stokes was at his absolute best in the second Test match against the West Indies as he scored 254 runs in the Test match and scalped three wickets in the 27.4 overs he bowled. Consequently, England won by 113 runs and Stokes was awarded the Player of the match award for match-winning performance.

 

Meanwhile, England have had great all-rounders like Sir Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff in the past and they both were able to deliver the goods during their halcyon days. There is no doubt that Stokes is right there with the best.

 

Anderson believes Stokes can get even better and the kind of form he is in, it won’t be a surprise if he continues to do extraordinary things on the field.

 

“He’s certainly the best allrounder I’ve ever played with and he’s becoming the best allrounder that England’s ever had. There’s no reason why he can’t go on to become even better. With the bat, he’s averaging in the 40s, with the ball he’s below 30, and he’s taking spectacular catches. It’s just incredible that we’ve got him on our team and he’s great to watch,” James Anderson said.

 

Stokes scored a fine knock of 178 runs in the first innings of the second Test match. The southpaw faced 356 balls, which is his longest ever innings. Subsequently, Stokes took a crucial wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite in the first essay. England then required quick runs in the second dig and Stokes once again scored a blistering knock of 57-ball 78 to help his team post a target of 312 runs.

 

Stokes then took two wickets in the second innings, which included a crucial wicket of Jermaine Blackwood, who had taken the game away from England in Southampton. Thus, Stokes had a complete match as he did everything right in the Test match.

 

England and West Indies will take on each other in the decider of the series, which will be played at the same venue of Old Trafford, Manchester from July 24.

 

England and West Indies will take on each other in the decider of the series, which will be played at the same venue of Old Trafford, Manchester from July 24.

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