Ben Stokes, Joe Root
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Last Update on: December 11th, 2021 at 04:56 pm

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England captain Joe Root has backed star all-rounder Ben Stokes to make a strong comeback in the next game after his poor performance in the Ashes 2021-22 opener against Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.

Stokes who was making a comeback in cricket after taking an indefinite mental health break had a very poor outing in the Gabba Test against Australia as he registered scores of 14 & 5 also he went wicketless in the match and gave away 65 runs in his 12 overs quota.

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Ben Stokes. Credits: Twitter

Meanwhile, talking about Stokes after the match Root clearly mentioned that he is not worried about Stokes’ form and the star pace bowling all-rounder will be fit for the pink-ball Test match in Adelaide which will begin from December 16.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll be fit for Adelaide and one thing, you write Ben Stokes off at your own peril. He’d be desperate to get back into this series and have a big say in how it all turns out,” he said.

It Was Frustrating – England Captain Joe Root After 9-wicket Loss In The Gabba Test vs Australia

England, Joe Root
Joe Root. Image Credits: Twitter

After the 9-wicket loss against Australia in the Ashes opener, Joe Root said that it was frustrating to lose the game the way they did.

“It was frustrating. We obviously knew how important that first hour was in particular, It was really important that we got there unscathed and unfortunately, losing those three wickets ahead of that was bitterly disappointing because we had put a lot of good work in last night,” he elaborated.

Australia, England, Pat Cummins, Joe Root
Pat Cummins, Joe Root. Image-Twitter

Joe Root added that he is disappointed with the way the team has played on Day 4. He was also disappointed with the fielding efforts of the team in the Gabba Test.

“I look back at this morning with a little bit of disappointment but ultimately when you’re 40 for four in the first innings, it’s very difficult to get back into the game.

“And when you create as many chances as we did with the ball and not take them [England dropped as many as five catches apart from missing out on a couple of run-out chances], it’s very difficult to look back at just this morning and think that that’s where the game was lost.”

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