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England must pull together to make up for absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes

England have also called up uncapped batsman Ollie Pope to replace David Malan.


Reuters Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 10:08 IST United Kingdom
England must pull together to make up for absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes
  • Stokes, who faces a court hearing in Bristol this week for charges of affray, has been replaced by pace bowler Chris Woakes in the squad for the match at Lord's, which starts on Thursday. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Trevor Bayliss was of the opinion that the England's players following the second test against India should work as a team to make up for the absence of all-rounder Ben- Strokes.

Stokes, who faces a court hearing in Bristol this week for charges of affray, has been replaced by pace bowler Chris Woakes in the squad for the match at Lord's, which starts on Thursday.

"It means that someone else has got to take up the slack," Bayliss told the British media after the hosts defeated India by 31 runs in the opening test at Edgbaston to take the lead in the five-match series.

"It will be interesting to see who can step up and take his place. Someone, or two or three guys, have to do the extra yards. That will be a telling factor for the next match."

England has also called up uncapped batsman Ollie Pope to replace David Malan.

"We've got a few guys who are not cemented in the team and that puts extra pressure on people like (Joe) Root, Jonny Bairstow and those guys to make the big scores."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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