Ice-cool allrounder Ben Stokes said Monday he was revelling in his role as England’s death bowler after his nerves of steel once again kept his side in the World Twenty20.
Stokes also held his nerve in England’s previous match against Afghanistan, taking the final over as the minnows fell 16 runs short of their target. While other England bowlers have come unstuck on the global stage the 24-year-old Stokes is relishing the responsibility.
“I would much rather be doing that last over thing rather than hoping that whoever is bowling it gets us through. I’d rather be the man doing it,” he said in the build-up to Wednesday’s semi-final against New Zealand.