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England are not getting the best out of Ben Stokes in all formats: Robert Keys

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That’s what former player Robert Key said England do not use the best Ben Stokes in all three game formats.

After a comprehensive eight-goal win over India in the third T20I on Tuesday, England now lead the T20 series of five 2-1 matches. However, Ben Stokes he didn’t have much of an impact with either the bat or the ball in the series.

I’m talking to Nasser Hussain at Sky Sports in this regard, Robert Key was confused that one of the most devastating English strikers is not fifty in T20I cricket.

“I’m not sure I know the answer to this (about how England can make better use of Ben Stokes). But I know they don’t get the best out of their best cricketer in all formats. If you look at the Bens Stokes Statistics in T20Is, one thing I fall for it’s in his eyes that he didn’t even get fifty. This is Ben Stokes. He’s probably one of the most devastating English players, and he’s not fifty. look at the striking position, in general, he comes later in T20 cricket. “Key said.

Key pointed out that Ben Stokes has two hundred in the IPL, and both came as he opened the changes. The former striker suggested that England should promote the all-rounder to get the best out of him.

“If he enters the top five overs as a opener, he got two hundred in the IPL at the time. I think his game is more appropriate earlier. His hit rate of 134 to 6 (in the IPL) doesn’t look too bad, but when you compare that to the best number 6 in the world in T20 cricket, they hit 170-180 or somewhere in between. So we have to find a way to somehow get more out of Ben Stokes. “Added key.

A short career T20 Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes

In 32 T20Is, Ben Stokes averaged 19.1 with a bat, while his hit rate was 132.6. His highest score in the shortest game format is 47 *.

With the ball, Stokes has 17 goalkeepers in his name, bowling at an economic rate of 8.78.

In 42 games in the IPL, Ben Stokes did better with a bat, averaging 26.2, making it at a stroke rate of 135.09. The 29-year-old has two fifties and two hundred in his IPL career.

Posted March 17, 2021, 11:37 AM IST


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