Ashes 2021-22: Joe Root has revealed he expected too much from Ben Stokes in Brisbane, as he hailed him as a superhero.
England lost their first Ashes test match against Australia, and they lost 0-1 in the series. The entire England squad fell apart in the first game, and this needs to change. Ben Stokes’ return has been talked about quite a bit, but he just couldn’t make it.
Stokes only scored 19 points in the game, while he struggled heavily in bowling. He threw a total of 14 balls that didn’t hit the target, but they were not called due to a technological error. Even Ben Stokes’ knee injury is his concern.
Ashes 2021-22: Joe Root calls Ben Stokes a ‘Superhero’
Ben Stokes has not played a game since July due to a finger injury and mental health issues. He even missed the T20 World Cup for England. England captain Joe Root insists he expected too much from Ben Stokes on this comeback. He even said that he considers Stokes a superhero.
“That’s a big question and I’m probably as guilty as anyone; I expected too much from him,” said Root.
“That’s because I see him almost as a superhero.”
“Look at what he’s done over the last few years when he’s been playing; At least once a series, maybe twice a series, he did something extraordinary that helped us win a match on our own. ”
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Even so, despite injury fears, Ben Stokes has confirmed he is ready to play in Adelaide. Ben Stokes was seen hobbling on the pitch during the first half of the Brisbane Test. However, he did confirm that it was an old injury that flared up from time to time.
“I guess having a long break will show itself, but no excuses from me,” Stokes wrote in The Mirror.
“People will see me rubbing my knees occasionally when I’m on the field, but rest assured I’m fine.”
Ashes’ Adelaide D/N trial 2021-22 is set to begin December 16, 2021.
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