Joe Root on Ben Stokes | England captain Joe Root says Ben Stokes need to have some of his own time| India vs England test series| Nottingham Test
Ben Stokes and Joe Root  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
- India-England Test Series – The first match will be played from August 4
- England captain Joe Root gave a statement about the team’s star all-rounder and special friend Ben Stokes
- Ben Stokes has announced to take an indefinite break from cricket just before the test series.
Ahead of the India-England Test series, England Test team captain Joe Root said about his friend and star all-rounder Ben Stokes that he has always put the team first and now is the time to give priority to himself. Stokes has taken a break from the game due to mental health reasons.
Describing Stokes as the heart of the team, Root said he will be sorely missed in the series against India starting Wednesday but cricket is secondary in the phase he is going through.
He said, “I want my friend to be well. Anyone who knows Ben knows that he puts others above himself. Now he needs to focus on himself. He should be given as much time as he wants. The whole team is with him.”
He said that no one can replace a player like Stokes but he is sure that youngsters like Sam Curran will do well. The Test series between India and England is starting from August 4, which will continue till mid-September. In this series, 5 Test matches will be played between both the teams.
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