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Got to give so much credit to Bashir and Hartley; future looks bright: Stokes

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Got to give so much credit to Bashir and Hartley; future looks bright: Stokes

England Captain Ben Stokes praises young spinners in India Test loss

Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS): After England’s defeat to India in the fourth Test, skipper Ben Stokes praised young spinners Shoaib Bashir and Tom Hartley for their performances. He expressed optimism about the future despite the loss.

In a thrilling match at the JSCA International Stadium, England’s spinners triggered India’s collapse but couldn’t prevent a determined fightback led by Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel. Bashir’s five-wicket haul in the first innings stood out in the match.

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Stokes commended the efforts of the entire team and highlighted the young talents stepping up in the series. He emphasized the importance of giving inexperienced players a chance to shine in challenging conditions.

Reflecting on England’s batting struggles on day three, Stokes acknowledged the tough challenge posed by India’s spin trio. Despite the loss, he emphasized the team’s commitment and effort in every match, focusing on their input rather than the results.

The series showcased the talent on both sides, with young players making their mark in Test cricket. Stokes remains optimistic about the future of the format, as the competition between England and India continues to showcase exciting cricket.

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In conclusion, despite the loss, Stokes praised the team’s efforts and highlighted the positive performances of the young spinners in the challenging conditions of the Test series against India.

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