I don’t regret leaving Stuart Broad out says, Ben Stokes
England substitute captain Ben Stokes defended his decision to leave Stuart Broad out of the first XI and stated that England was fortunate to have the luxury of leaving a player like him. Stokes reiterated that he has no regrets about choosing to hit first. “I don’t regret leaving Stuart Broad out, and we are lucky to leave someone like him out. It would bother me if he didn’t show the passion he made in that interview, and he’s not close to doing it. If he plays in the second round, I hope he goes away with some wickets, ”Stokes said in the post-match presentation.
It didn’t take long for Ben Stokes to come under fire from the media after his decision to shut out veteran player Stuart Broad failed in a big way in the opening innings of the West Indies, with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood combined for 1 / 135 in 44 passed bowling.
Eventually, although the two bowlers compensated for the rough performance of the first inning with a valiant effort in the second, the cloud of “what could have been” hungover England when John Campbell hit the winning run for the Windies, already that the home team was clearly outnumbered by the visitors.
However, speaking at the presentation ceremony with Mike Atherton, Stokes stated that he did not regret leaving Broad out and said that it showed England in a good light as it meant they had the depth in the bowling alley to shut out an experienced activist. like Broad. The substitute employer also expressed his happiness at the “hot” interview Broad gave.
Putting Broad aside, the ATV was also criticized for its decision to hit first on a cloudy day one, but Stokes reiterated that the pitch mattered little. The 29-year-old admitted that being defeated by an insignificant 204 in the first innings was what cost him the Test match.
“I still would have hit first because of the first innings count. If we did 400-500 runs, we would have really eliminated it. But it’s been a massive learning curve for the batting lineup and the youth. “
Meanwhile, West Indies captain Jason Holder recognized his players for their excellent effort and described the win as one of the Windies’ best wins. The SUV, which took six-for in the first innings, also praised Jermaine Blackwood, whose 95 helped Windies chase a goal of 200 with relative ease.
“One of our best victories. Yesterday was the best day I had in Cricket Test. All the bowlers worked hard yesterday, and it was a very hard day of test cricket.
“It would have been difficult to achieve a victory if we had not played very well on a flat field.” Blackwood was exceptional. Disappointing to see him leave with 95 but that’s how he plays. Jermaine always tries and never lacks effort, and today was his great moment. “
The two parts will have a quick change before the second Test, which will be played from July 16 at Old Trafford.