London. Ben Stokes has been appointed as the new captain of the Test team of England. He is making a comeback after the break. These days he is showing his talent in the County Championship 2022. Not only did he score a century in the last match, but he also hit 5 consecutive sixes in an over. Meanwhile, the all-rounder, playing from Durham, suffered a blow from Marnus Labuschagne against Glamorgan. Even after this, he played a half-century innings and took the team’s score beyond 300 runs. Durham’s team was dismissed after scoring 311 runs on the first day of the four-day match. On the second day, till the writing of the news on Friday, Glamorgan have lost 3 wickets for 58 runs. Still he is behind by 253 runs.
When Ben Stokes was on 33, then a short ball from Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne hit his body and he lay on the ground. However, the matter was not too serious. After some time he got up and batted again. He scored 82 runs in 110 balls. Hit 8 fours and 2 sixes. He was the highest run scorer for the team. Now Stokes would like to do wonders with the ball as well.
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) May 12, 2022
Series from New Zealand next month
England has to play a 3-match Test series against New Zealand next month. The first Test is to be held at Lord’s from June 2. Ben Stokes is going to make his captaincy debut from the series. Recently, Joe Root resigned from the captaincy after the poor performance of the team. England has also got a new coach. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been given the responsibility for this. The team for the series will be announced soon.
India has to play the only Test against England in July. Last year the series could not be completed due to Corona. Team India is currently 2-1 ahead in the series. Cheteshwar Pujara is also entering the County Championship these days. He has once again presented his claim in Team India by scoring 4 centuries in 4 consecutive matches. During this, he has also scored 2 double centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 13, 2022, 16:30 IST