Recently, former New Zealand cricket captain, Stephen Fleming, has praised England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who guided his side to victory in the 2019
Recently, former New Zealand cricket captain, Stephen Fleming, has praised England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who guided his side to victory in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
According to Fleming, Stokes displayed ‘inspirational leadership’ during the tournament, both on and off the pitch, and his performance has set a benchmark for those in his position in the game.
The 55-year-old praised the Durham all-rounder’s ability to stay focused and composed when the pressure was at its highest, stating: ‘Under pressure, he was the only guy who could stay balanced and clear-headed to think his way through. That’s why he is a champion in his own right.’
Stokes was instrumental in England’s success at the World Cup, picking up nine wickets in the tournament and being named man-of-the-match in the final. The towering all-rounder also scored an unbeaten 84 in the final against New Zealand to help England to victory.
Fleming went on to state that, despite the fact that Stokes is still young at 28, feeling that he is a role model for the current crop of England cricketers and the country’s younger players.
Fleming concluded by stressing that this type of performance from Stokes, along with continued hard work, is necessary if England are to continue their recent success: ‘If England are going to stay at the top for a long time, Stokes will have to be a big part of that.’
Stephen Fleming: Ben Stokes is a ‘Champion Under Pressure’.
Ben Stokes has become a firm fan favourite for his impressive and resilient performances for the England cricket team, and today coach Stephen Fleming has described him as an ‘incredible champion under pressure’.
A Reliable Leader
Stokes has been an undeniable force for good for the England team, with his leadership and all-round play being invaluable for the team’s success. He’s guided the team to victory in key matches and is someone the squad can rely on in tight situations.
When it comes to batting, Stokes is an explosive presence with a width of shots and a fearless attitude. Fleming described Stokes’ batting as ‘exceptional’ and praised the ‘go-for-it’ attitude the left-hander posses, which has been key in guiding England to some memorable victories over the years.
A Crucial All-Rounder
Stokes’ bowling and fielding also can’t be understated either; not only has he taken some key wickets in many games, but he’s also been a supreme fielder often snaring out some critical catches and run-outs.
As said by Stephen Fleming:
“He is an incredible champion under pressure, and a lot of the wins England have achieved have come because of his contributions.”
Achieved Hero Status
Ben Stokes has achieved superhero status from cricket fans all across the United Kingdom and is easily one of the most influential players on the current England team. It’s fair to say he’s one of the greatest one-day all-rounders to have ever played the game and will be remembered for years to come.
Reasons why Ben Stokes is an Icon
- Exceptional batting performances.
- Level-headed leadership.
- Critical contributions in high-pressure games.
- Important wickets and catches.
- Fearless attitude.