As England is getting ready for the upcoming Ashes against Australia this summer, skipper Ben Stokes has issued a stern warning for the Aussies.
Meanwhile, Australia has completely dominated India in the ongoing World Test Championship final and is looking set to win the mace.
But, Stokes is not at all worried about the Ashes and has stated that it is just like any other series and has asked his team not to worry too much about it.
Moreover, Stokes is also happy with the past results in Test cricket that his side has got. England’s last Test series was against Pakistan where they whitewashed the hosts 3-0.
Therefore, he has advised his team to play a fearless brand of cricket and not be afraid of experimenting.
It’s not like any other series. There’s the pressure, the hype, and the extra noise that comes with it, but we’re ready for all that this summer. We’ve had some good results in the last year and the mindset in the group is so strong. Everyone is fully committed to what we’re doing.
Adding further, he says,
We know how good we are and that on our good days, we can beat anyone on their good days. I promise you: We’re going to play without fear. We want to create an environment where everyone has the freedom to try things without fear. I know it hasn’t always been that way, even though we’ve always had the ability. Hold nothing back. Express yourself. Show us what you can really do. As captain, I’m not going to be chewing people out in press conferences or in the media for trying to play a big shot.
England can regain the Ashes title after 2015
Meanwhile, England is having a good time in Test cricket under the leadership of Ben Stokes and the coaching of Brendon McCullum.
There’s already a term for this aggressive form of Test cricket in England known as Bazball which has changed the face of English Test cricket.
Moreover, England has won 10 Tests out of 12 in the past year under Stokes and will be looking to win the Ashes as well.
Unfortunately, England has not been able to win the Ashes for the last three times. In 2019, they drew the series with Australia.
Their last Ashes win came in the year 2015 when they won 3-2 under former skipper Alastair Cook.
Therefore, this series will also be nothing short of exciting between these two old rivals.
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