New Delhi: When former England cricketer Nasser Hussain was asked who is the better captain between Ben Stokes and Pat Cummins, he took the name of the English skipper. Although Nasir Hussain praised both the captains and said that both of them have played their role very well and have supported the team a lot.
Ben Stokes vs Pat Cummins: Ashes 2023 comparison
In Ashes 2023, Ben Stokes has so far scored 360 runs in four Test matches while taking 3 wickets, while Pat Cummins scalped 16 wickets in 4 matches for Australia. He is the highest wicket taker for Aussies. In addition, Pat Cummins played an unbeaten inning of 44 runs in the first Test match, due to which Australia won the match.
Naseer Hussain admires Bazball cricket
Nasir Hussain said in his column for the Daily Mail that, “My belief is that winning is still the most important thing, and England believe that deep down, too. They have just found an approach that increases their chances of victory. So that messaging was a bit over the top. But what Stokes did magnificently with the bat after that showed his side how to get the balance right. He absorbed pressure at Lord’s, then attacked when England were six down.
The former cricketer further said, ‘When only one wicket was left at Headingley, Ben Stokes played aggressive cricket against Todd Murphy. I strongly admire England’s ‘bazball’ cricket and also appreciate the thinking of Ben Stokes. It is clear that he is currently in charge. I would like to choose Ben Stokes over Pat Cummins.
Ashes 2023 update
Australia is leading 2-1 in the Test series of 5 matches so far. In the first Test match played at Edgbaston, Australia won by 2 wickets. In second Test match also Australia shocked the host and won by 42 runs.
In the third Test match, the hosts made a great comeback and won the match. The fourth Test match between the two teams was a draw. Currently, both the teams are playing the fifth match of the Ashes 2023 at the Kennington Oval in London. Now it remains to be seen which team wins this match.