Getting under the pump before World Cup is good for us: Ben Stokes


England star all-rounder Ben Stokes says dropping a good recreation like the fourth Twenty20 towards India on Thursday and going right into a ‘winners-take-all’ contest will solely put together them higher for the World Cup as they’ll get used to strain conditions.

Eyeing an unassailable 3-1 lead, the Eoin Morgan-led aspect faltered in a difficult chase of 186 to go right down to India by eight runs.

The fifth T20I, scheduled for Saturday, is now like a summit conflict.

“Whoever wins that game wins the series so you know that’s great for us as a team, and especially with the T20 World Cup coming up, the more pressure situations we get into as a team, the more we will benefit from it,” Stokes informed reporters throughout the post-match interplay on Thursday.

“The more pressure that we get under as a team, the more that’s going to do for us in that World Cup, because World Cups can end very quickly. Every game is a big game.”

Stokes almost carried England dwelling together with his 46 off 23 balls however he and captain Morgan had been dismissed off consecutive Shardul Thakur deliveries at the begin of the seventeenth over from the place it was tilted in dwelling workforce’s favour.

“One of us have got to be there till the end. Leaving that many runs for our bottom order to have to deal with obviously is less than ideal. In that situation, one of our middle-order needs to be there till the end to get it over the line. It’s always more frustrating when you feel like you’ve got the game in your hands.”

“Rather than going away and being too down on myself you got to look at these things and assess them and learn from them. You know we’ve got a T20 World Cup coming up and there’s no doubt it will put in a similar situation at some point in that tournament so these are all great learning experiences for us as players,” he mentioned.

Talking about Saturday’s recreation, he mentioned: “It is a final because if we don’t win then we lose the series, and we don’t want to lose the series.”

“We want to make a habit of winning. As I said the more situations we get put into where we’ve got pressure on us and we keep prevailing, that’s just got to do with the world of good.”

The Morgan-led England have been in good type in the white ball cricket since their ODI World Cup victory in 2019.

“Getting into any of our white ball groups now is an enormous honour, purely due to how properly we’ve got performed over the final four-five years.

“Even the guys who are in the XI know that there’s guys on the bench, knocking that door down, so competition for places in this team is real, real healthy and it really drives everybody to get better and better every day,” Stokes mentioned.

In the first three T20Is the workforce that has gained the toss, has chosen to bat second and gained however the newest match bucked that pattern.

“This is the finest wicket we’ve had on this sequence. We knew that straightaway after the first couple of overs with Jofra and Woody. The wicket didn’t have that form of up and down, bounce the place it did the first couple of video games. The bowl skidded on properly.

“You got to give credit to India and the way they bowled. They realised quite early that taking the pace off the ball and digging into the wicket was actually quite tough,” he concluded.


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