Ben Foakes
Ben Foakes. (Picture Supply: BCCI)

England Take a look at skipper Ben Stokes has hailed wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes and has labeled him because the ‘finest wicketkeeper on the earth’. It should be famous that the right-handed participant batted excellently and took some good catches behind the wicket through the first Take a look at match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s.

The appropriate-handed batter was concerned in a match-winning partnership with former England skipper Joe Root as he scored an unbeaten 32 runs through the second innings of the match. Foakes needed to face some disciplined bowling from the Kiwi pacers, however the wicketkeeper-batter confirmed a wonderful show of batting and ensured that his aspect wins the match in the long run.

Ben Foakes behind the stumps offers me lots of confidence: Ben Stokes

“We’re not within the place to not choose world-class gamers in the mean time. Ben (Foakes) is the very best wicketkeeper on the earth. That’s not simply my very own opinion, that’s lots of people’s opinions. Batting at seven, which he does for England, is completely different from the position that he performs for Surrey as a result of he bats greater up,” Stokes was quoted as saying by

“However that scenario of getting in final night time, for 45 minutes, was a really, very huge a part of the sport, and he dealt with it very, very nicely. The way in which he saved — he took some catches which he made look very straightforward however they weren’t. To have a gloveman like Ben (Foakes) behind the stumps offers me lots of confidence, and it offers the bowlers lots of confidence, realizing that 9 occasions out of 10, he’s going to take the whole lot that involves him,” Stokes added.

The 29-year-old wicketkeeper has performed a complete of 12 Take a look at matches and has scored 545 runs with 100 to his identify. In the meantime, England will tackle New Zealand within the second Take a look at match slated to start out at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on June 10 (Friday).



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