Since star England all-rounder Ben Stokes is eliminated from the upcoming test series against India, the former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has described this as a blessing for the latter. Ben Stokes withdrew from the high-voltage test suite and took an indefinite break from exercising to focus on his mental health. Hence, Aakash Chopra believes that Stokes’ absence would give India a significant advantage.
Ben Stokes is one of the most important members of the English team and moves things in many ways. The 30-year-old is an explosive batsman, wicket-taking bowler, and notable outfield player. Stokes, a very seasoned activist, has appeared in 71 tests, getting 4631 runs at 37 and 163 scalps at 31.39.
Aakash Chopra believes India will benefit greatly from Ben Stokes’ absence as he is the equivalent of two players. The 43-year-old said he was playing like a real test batsman and could turn the game upside down. Chopra said he is an excellent bowler and an incredible bowler; Hence, he thinks Stoke’s absence is a bonus for India.
“India will benefit greatly from Ben Stokes’ absence. He’s as good as two players in one. In tests, he plays like a real batsman coming to No. 5 or No. 6 and has the ability to change the course of a game. He is a wicket taker with the ball and is also an excellent slip fielder. So his absence is good news for India. ” Aakash tells on his YouTube channel.
England will be a bit weakened before the start of the series: Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra noted that Ben Stokes’ absence also eased the pressure on India and allowed them to get the tail off soon. The cricketer who became the commentator also said the hosts were a little weakened before the series began.
“The pressure on India will be a little less and they may be able to release the tail sooner. England will be a bit weakened even before the start of series production. ” he added.
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