“You would say we have….”How Did Ben Stokes Defend The England Team In The Press Conference?

England came into the series against India to play their attacking brand of cricket, termed Bazball, which has given them success over the years in spite of the team opposition and conditions. England continue to play their attacking brand of cricket.

However, the England cricket team failed in India, as the hosts lost their first ever series since Brendon McCullum took over as head coach of the England cricket team. The visitors are currently trailing by 3-1 in the five-match test series. 

However, in spite of the result, England’s skipper, Ben Stokes, feels that the England team has not gone backwards but has progressed a lot in the ongoing series against India.

In his pre-match conference speech, Stokes said, “Well, it’s like whenever we play. We want to win this week,” Stokes told reporters ahead of the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala. “If you take the results by themselves, you’d say we’ve gone backwards.”

“But we haven’t. The individuals and the team have massively evolved on this tour. Progression doesn’t always show itself in the results.” 

Although England have already lost the series, England’s skipper wants to finish the series on a high note with a win.

Speaking of the same, Stokes said, “We feel every opportunity to play for England is special. That’s just our mentality and our mindset, regardless of where you are or how long you’ve been away. But that shouldn’t take away from the fact that this place is pretty special.” 

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