‘Every team would want Stokes’

'Every team would want Stokes'

England captain Eoin Morgan has hailed all-rounder Ben Stokes’ performance. He scored a brilliant ton against Australia at Edgbaston alongside Morgan’s 87. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “প্রত্যেক দল স্টোকসের মতো ক্রিকেটার দলে চাইবে”]

Stokes has been in superb form over last one year. His form has helped him earn 1.7 million British pounds in IPL for Rising Pune Supergiant. The English captain said that every team would like to want him.

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“The IPL auction proved that every team would want him. He’s always looking to influence the game: with the bat, ball, or even in the field.

“Even in the field today (Saturday) at mid-on, he saved a lot of runs. He went through a period today of about five overs where he was unbelievable. He always wants to be in the game.

“That attitude in itself… You know, a lot of guys with potential like that, when things aren’t going your way, go back into a corner. But that’s not Ben,” he said.

Stokes smashed 102* runs off 109 balls with 13 fours and 3 sixes against Australia after being taken to the cleaners in bowling. It was his third ODI century, second this year.

“I think he bowled four overs in his first spell,” Morgan said. “And then we went back to him at the end with two of the hardest overs to bowl.

“You know, that sums him up. He took it on his shoulders. He did it at the IPL. He did it really well.

“And then his batting was exceptional. He was very calm at the crease; very relaxed. All those games he’s played really came to the fore today. He was outstanding. His potential is through the roof,” he added.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com