Nasser Hussain wants Ben Stokes to miss India test series for this reason

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Nasser Hussain Gives Golden Reaction To Ben Stokes Closing On The Former's Elite Captaincy Record


Ben Stokes is already among the most successful England captains with 14 wins in 19 matches since taking over the captaincy. Next in line is former captain Nasser Hussain, with 17 wins in 45 games as captain.

Ben Stokes led England to a 28-run victory over India in the first Test in Hyderabad. His captaincy, especially in the second innings, received a lot of praise. Stokes was brilliant in the field, especially with the departure of Ravindra Jadeja and the rotation of his bowlers, especially with Jack Leach injured.

Former England captain Michael Atherton praised Stokes for making beautiful use of his limited resources in the second innings. With Leach’s injury, Joe Root became almost an English spinner. The left-arm bowler, however, contributed to the team’s momentous victory.

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Stokes is now among England’s best captains with 14 wins in 19 matches. He surpassed Michael Atherton’s tally of 13 Test victories by winning the Hyderabad Test. He now has a chance to surpass Hussain in this Test series. The left-hander needs three more wins to equal Hussain and four more to surpass his tally. Hussain praised the visitors’ performance after England took a 1-0 lead over India in the five-match series.

Ben Stokes analyzes Nasser Hussain’s record as a Test skipper

One user shared Ben Stokes’ captaincy record on X (formerly known as Twitter) and highlighted that it was close to Nasser Hussain’s record. In reaction to this, Hussain hilariously wrote “Come on, India.” Hilariously, he backed India to win the series and did not allow Stokes to break his record.

“What I like about them is their stubbornness. If you doubt them, they will try harder and become even more stubborn. I think that’s a good thing because if you’re constantly listening to all the noise, everything that’s written and said, you go from one theory to another. The current regime knows what it wants. They are going to stick with it and even when they are behind, they will support the cricketers to turn things around. “They have shown that they are a team that should not be messed with.” Hussain wrote in his column for Sky Sports.

“India will probably regret their first innings. They got 436, but they actually could have gotten a lot more if it weren’t for some sloppy dismissals. They will return. They are a very good team and history says that it will be difficult for England to be here. But it is a wake-up call for India as England have shown that Bazball can perform in these conditions.” Hussain added.

India needed 231 to win in the fourth innings, which they failed to chase. Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra said that India took the target a little casually and lost their wickets in the process. None of the batsmen looked comfortable against England’s spinners. Left-arm spinner Tom Hartley took 7/62 as India were bowled out for 202 in their second innings.

“Absolutely thrilled for everyone. Tom Hartley on debut got nine wickets, Ollie Pope returned after his shoulder surgery, an incredible effort from everyone. “Tom came into the team for the first time.” Stokes said of England’s victory.

He second test The match between India and England begins in Vizag on February 2, 2024.

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