England is in a bit displeasing condition with Ben Stokes faced altercation for late night infringement. Chappell referred with Stokes in the team, the English team has a realistic chance in the forthcoming Ashes.
But Ian Chappell also said, “That’s the dilemma facing the England hierarchy. If Stokes is convicted they’ll have little choice but to seal his fate and the ECB will then be taking a decision they know will almost certainly sentence their team to defeat.”
Ian Chappell, one of the greatest skippers Australia ever had also mentioned if Stokes would be there with the team, he would certainly be jeered down by Aussie spectators.
“Nevertheless, Stokes is innocent until proven guilty so let’s proceed with a breakdown of the two teams on the basis that he’ll be in Australia, receiving endless taunts both on and off the field,” he said.
Mentioning Stokes as a ‘difference maker’, Chappell said, “It’s not only Stokes’ skill with bat, ball and in the field that makes a difference to England but also his competitive aura. His match winning capabilities drag his teammates along with him and because he’s not over-awed by an opponent it helps to boost any England player who feels over-matched in Australia. He is a serious difference maker.”
However, Chappell said the upcoming Ashes will be highly competitive like the way Test cricket needs now a days.