After England’s four-wicket defeat against West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton , stand-in captain was asked about his decisions at the toss , when opting to bat first or even the bigger one to omit Stuart Broad out of the playing XI.
Stokes remained bold in relation to both the decisions he made.
He said “I would still have batted first, because first innings runs count. If we made 400-500 runs, we really would have taken it away. But it has been a massive learning curve for the batting line-up and the young guys. I don’t regret leaving Stuart Broad out, and we are fortunate to leave someone like him out. I would be upset if he didn’t show the passion he did in that interview, and he’s nowhere near done,”