Stokes determined to achieve limited-overs success against Australia

Stokes determined to achieve limited-overs success against Australia
Stokes determined to achieve limited-overs success against Australia
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England may have reclaimed the urn but all-rounder Ben Stokes is in no mood to relax as he also wants his team to seal the limited-overs series against Australia.

Stokes' confidence comes from England’s recent success in the shorter formats against New Zealand – a series in which Eoin Morgan’s new-look side had played a refreshingly aggressive brand of cricket.

Stokes also added that defeating Australia in the shorter formats as well will be a perfect finish to the summer for England after having started the season at the back of the World Cup disaster.

“We know as a one-day group we've been successful against the second-best team in the world, New Zealand," said Stokes.

"So if we can perform as we did, hopefully trying to improve on our performance, then I think it will be really good to cap the summer off by beating Australia in both forms of the game, it will be brilliant.”

Stokes stressed on the need to be positive when asked if England will continue to display the same aggressive attitude in the upcoming series against their Ashes opponents.

Being one of the main examples of England’s new attitude, Stokes maintained that his team will continue to build on the confidence gained from the New Zealand series.

"I don't think it's always about attacking, but we are definitely looking to be more positive, carry on the good things we've created against New Zealand.

“I can't imagine it'll change playing against Australia."

England will face Australia in the one-off Twenty20 International on 31st August which will be followed by five One-Day Internationals.

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