Hussey expects Stokes to steal the show in CT 2017

 

Hussey expects Stokes to steal the show in CT 2017

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey expects Ben Stokes to be England’s trump card in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales which is set to be held in June.

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“I’ve watched him in India in the IPL and he’s playing really well. I feel like his batting has improved immeasurably, he’s now starting to really work it out. And with experience he’s getting better as a short-form bowler as well, he’s more confident in his own ability,” Hussey told cricket.com.au.

“He’s an incredible talent, incredible power. Once he starts figuring the game out in the mind, how he plays best and with a bit more experience it’s a really dangerous combination.

“All the assets are there and if his confidence is up and gets the opportunity to play well then he could get on a roll and be really hard to stop,” he added.

The IPL millionaire Stokes has been superb with bat and ball for Rising Pune Supergiant this season. He already scored a century this year. According to Hussey, the English allrounder is a confident player.

“I commentated the game (Stokes) a hundred in the IPL and he hit one at the end of the innings and I said it reminded me of Lance Klusener in the ’99 World Cup against Australia with Damien Fleming bowling. It was exactly the same, he just crushed one through the off side and the deep fielder out on the fence had literally three metres to move to his left and he had no chance.

“He’s a really good cricketer cricketer and watching him at the IPL he looks really confident as a player,” he said.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com