Britain’s substitute captain Ben Stokes accepts their absence of runs in the main innings of the principal Test against West Indies cost them truly.
West Indies proceeded to enroll a four-wicket win in the Aegas Bowl at Southampton and took a 1-0 lead in the three-coordinate Test arrangement.
“It was a hard battled Test. The abilities and the degree of cricket played was awesome. You need to accept that 200 is sufficient, and on the off chance that you don’t, no doubt about it,” Ben Stokes said at the post-coordinate introduction function.
“We ought to have more runs in the primary innings. We weren’t sufficiently savage to make the most of our batting innings, notwithstanding getting into great positions.
“I would at present have batted first, since first innings runs check. On the off chance that we made 400-500 runs, we truly would have removed it. In any case, it has been an enormous expectation to absorb information for the batting line-up and the youthful folks.”
Stirs included that he didn’t lament forgetting about veteran pacer Stuart Broad, saying that the pacer is ‘not even close to finished’ with global cricket.
“I don’t lament forgetting about Stuart Broad, and we are blessed to forget about somebody like him. I would be vexed on the off chance that he didn’t show the enthusiasm he did in that meeting, and he’s not even close to done. On the off chance that he plays in the second Test I trust he wanders off with certain wickets.”
Ben Stokes additionally talked about England not having the option to adapt to the weight snapshots of the game caused issues down the road for them.
“Weight shows itself in various manners; some frenzied running goes on in the center and there are chances we didn’t take. Loads of encouraging points everything considered and a decent expectation to learn and adapt this game.
“As far as wellness, we had a long develop period, so it’ll be fascinating how everyone pulls up for the following Test.”
He likewise said that he was anticipating playing close by captain Joe Root in the following Test.
“I’ve adored captaining England, yet this is Joe’s group and I invite him back.”