If We Win, We’ll Prove Lots of People Wrong: England’s Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes is confident that the cricket team can prove their detractors wrong by winning the WT20 for the 2nd time.

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All-rounder Ben Stokes is confident that the England cricket team can prove their detractors wrong. (Photo: AP)

All-rounder Ben Stokes is confident that the England cricket team can prove their detractors wrong by winning the ICC World T20 for the second time as a lot of things are falling in place at the right time, just like it did in their 2010 triumph.

Asked what would it mean for England to win the WT20, Stokes said:

Quite a lot! It would be nice to win another trophy. Obviously, we’ve only won the one ICC event. Colly (assistant coach Paul Collingwood) did say at the start of the tournament when we were beaten by the West Indies that getting beaten by them was a good omen because it happened to him.
Ben Stokes

Stokes bowled a brilliant last over against Sri lanka to ensure a semi-final berth for England.

England’s Ben Stokes celebrates  after running out Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne. (Photo: AP)
England’s Ben Stokes celebrates after running out Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne. (Photo: AP)
If we can keep following like that and eventually be the winners, that would be amazing. I think we’re one of the least experienced teams out here. We weren’t one of the favourites going in. It would be proving a lot of people wrong.
Ben Stokes

For Stokes T20 is primarily “fun” and one needs to have a “sense of humour,” especially when batsmen go hammer and tongs at the bowlers.

Twenty20 is generally the fun side of cricket. You’ve also got to have a sense of humour. Some days you can turn up and get whacked. Next game, turn up, bowl the same and not go for many runs. Got to take it as it comes. It’s been enjoyable, and obviously it’s a massive help when you are winning and you get through to the semi-final.
Ben Stokes

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