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'Good luck Joe': Stokes welcomes back Root after sleepless night during West Indies defeat - video

30 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Ben Stokes said he now understands why Joe Root struggles to sleep during Test matches, but insisted there were no regrets over the two big calls he made at the start of England's four-wicket defeat to West Indies. 'Joe is one of the best players in the world so he is a big miss when he doesn't play. Next week I don't need to make any of the decisions, so good luck Joe,' Stokes said. 'Last night was the only night that I really struggled to sleep because there was a lot to think about: how the game is going to end up, what's going to happen. I can see why Joe loses a lot of sleep because...
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Ben Stokes insists he 'does not regret' batting first in defeat to the West Indies

Ben Stokes insists he 'does not regret' batting first in defeat to the West Indies

30 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

After Blackwood's brilliant 95 helped the tourists chase down 200 for the loss of six wickets on the final day, England's stand-in captain said he was right to have batted first under cloudy skies
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Ben Stokes admits England fell short with bat after first-Test defeat to Windies

Ben Stokes admits England fell short with bat after first-Test defeat to Windies

30 days ago   |   By Cricket365

Ben Stokes conceded England had not been ruthless enough with the bat after falling to a four-wicket defeat in the first Test against the West Indies.
Jermaine Blackwood scored a match-winning 95 as Test cricket's big return ended with the tourists chasing down 200 to defeat the hosts in their Ageas Bowl ‘bubble'.
England set their target by squeezing 29 from the last two wickets to finish 313 all out, but it proved not to be enough.
Jermaine Blackwood guided West Indies to victory
“You've got to believe that's enough,” Stokes told Sky Sports. “If you start to think that you don't have...
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No regrets for stand-in skipper Ben Stokes as England suffer first-Test defeat

30 days ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Ben Stokes insists he harbours no regrets after his first outing as England captain, despite sustaining the West Indies sealing a memorable fifth-day victory in the opening raisethebat Test.
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NASSER HUSSAIN: Credit to West Indies but should England have left out Stuart Broad?

NASSER HUSSAIN: Credit to West Indies but should England have left out Stuart Broad?

30 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

NASSER HUSSAIN: Hats off to West Indies for a super performance, but I'd like to ask England one question. If this had been the first game of the Ashes, would they have left out Stuart Broad?
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Ben Stokes defends toss decision and Stuart Broad omission after England's defeat to West Indies in first Test

Ben Stokes defends toss decision and Stuart Broad omission after England's defeat to West Indies in first Test

30 days ago   |   By Metro

England suffered a narrow defeat to West Indies in the opening Test of the series
Ben Stokes insists he does not regret his decision to bat first or leave Stuart Broad out after West Indies beat England by four wickets in the opening Test at the Ageas Bowl.
Asked whether he wishes he had opted to bowl after winning the toss on the first morning, Stokes said: ‘I don't think so. I stand by that decision.
‘We've got to be good enough to put first-innings runs on the board. We didn't do that despite getting ourselves into good positions.
‘We didn't grasp the game but it's been a learning...
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