England Captain Ben Stokes “Excited” To See Harry Brook Debut Towards South Africa | Cricket Information
England captain Ben Stokes mentioned he was excited by the prospect of Harry Brook‘s Check debut after confirming the Yorkshire batsman would change the injured Jonny Bairstow within the sequence finale towards South Africa. Brook is the one change to the England XI that levelled the three-match sequence with a commanding victory within the second Check at Outdated Trafford after Bairstow was dominated out with a freak leg damage suffered enjoying golf. Bairstow has been in stellar type this yr, scoring 1,061 runs, together with six centuries, in 10 Assessments.
“Harry is somebody who has been spoken about loads as representing England going ahead,” Stokes mentioned on the Oval on Wednesday, on the eve of the deciding Check.
“It is superb how typically folks’s alternatives get offered to them…. He deserved his alternative to be within the squad initially and he deserves his alternative this week.”
The skipper mentioned he felt “devastated” for Bairstow, who may even miss the T20 World Cup in Australia, which begins subsequent month.
“He is been a large motive as to why we have had such a profitable summer time,” he mentioned. “It was a freak accident.”
However all-rounder Stokes added: “The way in which wherein our center order has been enjoying this summer time, I really feel as if Harry coming in, the way in which he goes about his sport with the bat in his hand is just about a like-for-like substitute.
“He is all the time going to look to take the bowling on, take the constructive possibility. It is clearly devastating to not have Jonny however I am very excited we get a substitute with the talent Jonny possesses.”
Brook, 23, has performed 4 Twenty20 internationals for England.
South Africa gained the primary Check at Lord’s by an innings and 12 runs, just for England to bounce again to win by an innings and 85 runs in Manchester throughout one other match wrapped up inside three days.
“We all know that South Africa are all the time going to remain within the sport and keep within the second,” mentioned Stokes.
“We put the Lord’s defeat behind us and we targeting Manchester so I do know that Dean (Elgar, the Proteas captain) and the South Africa group shall be doing the identical factor right here.
“I feel it is nice for the sequence that it goes right down to the wire. I do know that South Africa are going to come back out firing however it’s how we reply to the questions that they ask us.”
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