Ben Stokes’ aggressive batting has an intimidating impact on bowlers and England’s stand-in captain Jos Buttler would really like his premier all-rounder to carry this kind for Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League.
Stokes was promoted up the order within the first two ODIs and he roared again to kind within the second outing smashing 99 with 10 sixes.
“He is an intimidating guy to bowl at and may that form continue into tomorrow and as a fellow Rajasthan Royal (team-mate) into the IPL,” the 30-year-old wicket-keeper mentioned on the eve of the sequence deciding third ODI in opposition to India.
Buttler was very impressed with Stokes’ batting at No 3 and the way he has advanced as a participant prior to now few years.
“He (Stokes) has had a few (innings) and his World Cup final (80 odd) one was pretty good. But we all know the talent Ben has. I feel like his batting in the last few years has continued to improve and go to another level and we have seen that in all formats.”
The skipper wasn’t shocked that Stokes did in addition to he did batting in at No 3.
“It was impressive to watch how Ben (Stokes) always wants to bat. He is involved in the game as much as he can. It was fantastic to watch and it was no surprise that he played so well in that position,” Buttler mentioned on the pre-match digital press convention forward of the third ODI.
The skipper mentioned that with so many choices out there, it is solely a given that each one gamers would really like to pay as many deliveries attainable.
“And the same questions are asked, where I should bat, where Jonny (Bairstow) should bat, we have a wealth of talent at the moment in white-ball cricket and (there are) lots of guys, who want to face as many balls as possible, so it is no surprise that Ben played so well. It is a good headache to have for the guys in-charge,” he mentioned when requested whether or not Stokes may additionally bat one-drop in T20s.