Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes of England celebrates reaching his century. (Picture by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)

England can be locking horns with South Africa on the iconic Lord’s Cricket Floor within the first Take a look at match beginning Wednesday, August 17. Forward of the collection opener, the Proteas red-ball skipper has performed down England’s ‘Bazball’ method that has labored extraordinarily effectively to date for the Three Lions ever since coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes have been on the helm of affairs.

It so occurred {that a} decided Elgar didn’t get intimidated by difficult England in their very own yard and as a substitute questioned the longevity of the ‘Bazball’ ways in opposition to a formidable Proteas tempo assault. Nevertheless, his reverse quantity Ben Stokes has given a befitting reply saying that England will deal with doing what they do the perfect whereas the opposition retains speaking.

We’ve bought a method of play: Ben Stokes

“The opposition appear to be doing a number of the speaking in the mean time about it. We simply think about what we do,” mentioned Stokes as quoted by India As we speak.

“We’ve bought a method of play; they’ve bought a method of play. On the finish of the day, it’s bat in opposition to the ball and whoever performs greatest over a Take a look at match is most certainly to win”, he added.

“I’m completely satisfied for Dean and the South African group to maintain saying they’re not but in addition hold speaking about it. For me, it’s nearly reiterating the factors that we have been making at the beginning of the summer season – our mindset, perspective, and every thing like that – about how we exit and play our cricket,” he additional added.

Ever since Stokes and McCullum have been on the helm of affairs in England’s red-ball setup, the Three Lions have gone on to win all of their final 4 dwelling matches in June and July. Whereas they whitewashed the reigning WTC champions New Zealand 3-0, England additionally efficiently beat India by seven wickets, chasing 378 runs within the rescheduled fifth and closing Take a look at match to degree the collection 2-2.

It now stays to be seen how England’s batting will fare in opposition to the fiery South African pacers within the three-match collection.