Ben Duckett’s selflessness is exactly what we are as a team: Ben Stokes | Cricket News


KARACHI: Captain of England Ben Stokes believes ben ducketThe matchless innings of the Third Test against Pakistan “absolutely justified” the selection of the fly-half in the team and the “selflessness” he showed was something he could be proud of.
England beat Pakistan by eight wickets at the National Stadium here on the fourth morning of the Test on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 series sweep, with Duckett scoring an unbeaten 82 from 78 balls.
Stokes and Duckett slammed the 55 points England needed to complete the 167 chase on the fourth morning.
On Monday, Duckett and Zak Crawley had broken an 87-opening partnership in 12 overs, giving the tourists a chance to finish the game in three days.
“We are absolutely justified (by Duckett’s inclusion in the team). Duckett is very well known in England and now around the world, how against the spin he is and the options he has.
“I think Zak and Ben complement each other really well,” Stokes told ‘Sky Sports’ after the historic victory.
Stokes, who won nine of the 10 Tests he led, added that the duo of Duckett and Crawley set new standards for England by coming top of the batting order.
“I think the two at the top of the order, they set the benchmark every round (in Pakistan) and they also set it last night (Monday). I give a lot of credit to Zak coming in those conditions , this situation and to go out and play like he did.”
The all-rounder, who went undefeated at 35, said Duckett was a model of selflessness.
“The selflessness he showed last night is exactly what we are as a team. If I were to identify everyone, I would be here all day because everyone got up at some point. of this series and was instrumental in the game.
“It’s amazing to have a team. It’s good to have confidence in yourself, but when you have confidence in the other 10 guys around you to influence the game, it’s really special,” added Stokes .
The five for teenage leg spinner Rehan Ahmed in the second innings has become a hot topic in cricketing circles and Stokes said he was full of “pride” and “pleasure” to coach an 18-year-old.
“It takes you back to when you were a kid. He went out there and tried to do what you had to do. But one thing that really impressed me was that the more he got into the game, the more he felt confident in himself.
“Leg spinners are absolute gems. They can change the game. We saw that in that spell last night. For an 18-year-old to have this ability is far from a finished product, in my opinion. review, it’s amazing It’s seriously exciting.
“But don’t get too carried away and let it go its own way,” Stokes added.



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