Joe Root has done it the right way this week. He will have sat down with Ben Stokes to have a frank discussion to find out where he is at mentally. Ben’s head will have been spun into places he’s not been before but, from a cricket perspective, he always walks into your team.
Sam Curran has been outstanding. They could have looked at dropping Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler or Adil Rashid but I think they’ve made the right call.
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The one thing I look at is Ben Stokes’ batting. We’ve not seen him at his best this summer and Sam Curran’s batting was one of the reasons England went 1-0 up in the series.
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