English wagon Ben Stokes believes that the fifth T20I in the series against India is no less than a final, insisting that it is great for the team to play in situations of greater pressure before the T20 World Cup.
India beat England with 8 tracks in the fourth T20I, making the fifth and final match of the series decisive.
In a post-match press conference, Stokes said he would like England to seal the series with a victory in the fourth T20I, but the loss comes as a covert blessing.
“In an ideal world, we would like to enter the next game [having] has already won the series, “Stokes told a post-match press conference.
“We enter the next game with a lot of pressure on our shoulders as a team, because whoever wins this game wins the series.
“This is great for us as a team, especially with the upcoming T20 World Cup, because the more pressure situations are put as a team, the more I think we will benefit from it.
“This is the final, because if we don’t win, we lose a series and we don’t want to lose a series, we want to win and we want to make a habit of winning them. The more situations we have where we are under pressure and continue to prevail, it will just make our world a better place. “
England were on track to pursue the 186 goal before the race began. Even after 16 overs, the game was within their reach, thanks to Ben Stokes’ quick shot with 23 balls 46. However, two wickets from two balls in the third over Shardul Thakur Eoin Morgan) shifted the game to India.
“India played better than us tonight and totally deserved to win, but the game was merging and running. Our journey, trying to learn as much as possible before the World Cup, is important,” England captain Eoin Morgan said in the post. presentation of the match.
“We’re just trying to learn as much as we can in this series. Advancing to the World Cup in seven months is important. This deciding body is closest to the World Cup or the Champions Trophy. All we have to play for and win away from home is more difficult for various reasons, but it would be great. “