Have not modified my fashion an excessive amount of to bat at No. 3, says Ben Stokes | Cricket Information

PUNE: England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Thursday stated that he has not modified his batting fashion to bat at quantity three within the ongoing ODI collection in opposition to India.
Within the absence of standard quantity three batsman Joe Root, Stokes was promoted up within the batting order within the first ODI of the three-match collection. Nonetheless, Stokes did not impress with the bat and obtained out after scoring only one run.
“It’s a barely completely different function batting at quantity three than my regular 5 – 6 place on this staff. Doubtlessly, you can be dealing with 100 balls in comparison with possibly 50-60 balls like I usually do. So, I’ve not modified an excessive amount of,” Stokes stated in a digital press convention on Thursday.
“It was my first sport because the World Cup last, nice to be again on the market and play some ODI cricket. There’s gonna be a speak about whoever is gonna fill that place at quantity three with Root not being right here. There may be all the time gonna be a dialogue about it however individuals preserve speaking and I am going to simply exit and attempt to do what I have been requested to do,” he added.
England misplaced the primary ODI by 66 runs and can look to degree the collection within the second sport on Friday.
“Disenchanted with how issues ended up final sport, we all know we’re a significantly better staff than that. We’re superb at placing earlier video games to mattress rapidly whether or not that be a profitable sport or a poor sport. All our focus can be on tomorrow,” Stokes stated.
Stokes additional briefed concerning the accidents sustained by the skipper Eoin Morgan and batsman Sam Billings throughout the first ODI. “Very unlucky accidents to have from a staff viewpoint. On the intense facet, when Sam first fell over, all of us held our breath as he had a shoulder challenge prior to now however then fortunately, issues weren’t as unhealthy as we initially thought, he’s clearly persevering with to get assessed.
“With the cut up webbing, Morgan has obtained, it could possibly be fairly annoying, I have not spoken to him about that since he has performed it. So, I am undecided the place he’s at, I am positive he can be advantageous. Fortunately, Sam particularly is lots higher than what we initially thought,” the all-rounder stated.
Stokes feels that Liam Livingstone will capitalise on the chance if given and referred to as him a “fearless” cricketer. “He has been very spectacular in coaching. Watching him go about his sport, how he has developed from when he first got here to Lancashire facet. He has progressed as a batsman and he’s a really very harmful participant. He’s a type of guys who will not let the event get on prime of them if he will get the chance to play. He’s a really fearless cricketer. He has obtained the kind of batting fashion that we wish to contain in our set-up going ahead. So, if he simply will get the chance there is no such thing as a doubt that he’ll embrace the chance and the state of affairs,” Stokes stated.
The second ODI between England and India can be performed on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation (MCA) Stadium on Friday.

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