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Ben Stokes: England Test Captain Claims Team Will Be Remembered Forever

England Test captain Ben Stokes has made a bold proclamation about his team’s legacy, declaring that they will “live forever in the memory of people who were lucky enough to witness us play cricket.” This surprising statement was captured in a documentary released by the ECB, focusing on the 2023 Ashes series.

The documentary has caused a stir by revealing candid thoughts from English players, including Joe Root admitting that the controversial Jonny Bairstow stumping was fair play. However, the most remarkable moment came after the fourth Test in Manchester, where rain led to Australia retaining the urn.

In a rousing speech to his team in the Old Trafford dressing rooms, Stokes attempted to lift their spirits despite the disappointing outcome. He emphasized that the true reward of their efforts was not the trophy but the lasting impact they have made as a team.

Despite England’s recent struggles in the Ashes, with their last series victory in 2015 and no Test wins in Australia for 15 years, Stokes believes that his team has achieved something greater than a mere trophy. Since 2023, under his leadership England has won four out of 11 Tests, while Australia has enjoyed success in various international competitions.

Stokes’ bold words may seem far-fetched to some, but they highlight the passion and determination of the England Test team to leave a lasting legacy in the world of cricket.

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