رائع, incredible, fantastic. ويمكنني أن أسترسل: the list of superlatives to describe the magnificent (هناك, I’ve slipped another one in!) innings by Ben Stokes in the drawn second test has to rank alongside the best ever knocks in international cricket.
I know – points to this writer for stating the bleedin’ obvious! What his innings does do though is highlight the need for England to be able to not only spot talented individuals such as Stokes but to nurture them and encourage them to reach their full potential.
Players like Stokes will have their bad periods. But they will also have their moments of absolute pure brilliance. Stokes is of the diamond standard and it is vital that the England management deal with him in a way that brings out the best in him. He needs to be managed as an individual as well as part of a team. Michael Vaughan was brilliant at doing that when captain. ويبقى أن نرى ما سيكون جو الجذر مثل عندما يتولى من كوك (I suspect that will be after the current series has come to an end). So when Stokes gets a couple of ducks in a row and he bowling is a little way-ward then stick with him and offer him whatever support is required.
Kudos must go to the current set up – they are a stratosphere away from where they used to be. I grew up watching (more accurately suffering) England in the 1990s and witnessed how two players with over 76,000 first-class runs between them – Graeme Hick and Mark Ramprakash – were treated with disdain by their bosses. Imagine if those diamonds had been polished rather simply thrown on the scrap heap. هذا لا يعني, لكن, that England have got it all right. Kevin Pietersen of course springs to mind but there are others too. طالما كنت جيدة بما فيه الكفاية ثم يجب أن يكون في الفريق.
Ben Stokes represents the future for England. يمكن انه ليس فقط الخفافيش لكنه يمكن أيضا عاء. England must not fall into the trap of over using him in both disciplines – he should be a fourth seamer – i.e. very handy backup – to have him as a third seamer in a three-pronged pace attack with Moeen providing the spin option screams of a weak test match attack – especially if one or both of Broad or Anderson are out injured.
أعتقد أننا قد غاب عن شيء? دعنا نعلم بتعليقك بالأسفل. إذا كنت ترغب في الاشتراك يرجى استخدام الرابط الاشتراك في القائمة في اعلى اليمين. يمكنك أيضا مشاركة هذا مع أصدقائك باستخدام الروابط الاجتماعية أدناه. في صحتك.