“He Gives The Bowlers A Lot Of Confidence”- England Captain Ben Stokes Calls Ben Foakes The Best Wicket-Keeper In The World

ENG vs NZ Live Update: Ben Stokes, the captain of the England test team, has heaped praise on Ben Foakes, the wicketkeeper-batter for the England team, calling him the “Best wicketkeeper in the world.” During the first Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, the right-handed player batted well and also took impressive catches behind the wicket.

The right-handed batsman scored an undefeated 32 runs during the second innings of the contest. He was a member of a partnership that ultimately won the game for England, led by Joe Root, who had previously held the position of captain. Foakes was subjected to some disciplined bowling from the New Zealand pacers. But the wicketkeeper-batter put on an outstanding batting effort and made sure that his team won the match in the end.

ENG vs NZ Live Update: The presence of Ben Foakes behind the stumps instills a great deal of confidence in me- Ben Stokes

“At this point, we are not in a position to pass up on players of world-class calibre. Ben Foakes is widely regarded as the best wicketkeeper in the world. That is not only my view; that is the opinion of a large number of other individuals. The role that he plays for Surrey, in which he bats higher up the order, is distinct from the position that he plays for England, in which he bats at number seven,” said Stokes as reported by

“But the circumstance of stepping in last night for 45 minutes was a very, very major part of the game. He handled it very, very well. Because of the method he used, he made certain catches that seemed to be extremely simple, but in reality, they were not. Having a gloveman like Ben (Foakes) behind the stumps gives me a lot of confidence. It gives the bowlers a lot of confidence as well because they know that nine times out of ten, he’s going to take everything that comes to him,” Stokes said further.

The wicketkeeper, who is 29 years old, has competed in a total of 12 Test matches, during which he has scored 545 runs, including one hundred. In the meantime, England will play New Zealand in the second Test match, which is scheduled to begin on June 10 at Trent Bridge, which is located in Nottingham.

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