Stokes reveals the ‘rock’ of the England cricket team
Ben Stokes showered praise on Joe Root as England’s “rock” and he strongly believes that Root can pull off something spectacular this time around in the world cup and steer the side to success this summer.
Joe Root, who is one of the most consistent batsmen in modern day cricket will be a significant part of England’s top order in the World Cup under Eoin Morgan after which the action turns towards the Ashes series.
Ben Stokes who recently addressed the press conference told Press Association Sport, “He’s (Root) so consistent, in white-ball cricket and red-ball cricket.”
Stokes went on to reveal that Root is the rock of the England cricket team and would be stunned if he turns out to be a flop in crunch tournaments. “He’s the rock of the team, you’re sort of shocked if he doesn’t get any runs.
England all-rounder also went on to explain how Root paces his innings. “He almost starts every innings on 30, he looks that good when he goes in.
Some, myself included, look like they’ve never batted before at times whereas he goes out and makes the game look incredibly easy.
“If he does well, I think the England team generally do very well so hopefully he’s firing on all cylinders come the summer.”