Fearless Brook impresses Stokes

25 July 2021 21:53:06 GMTPlus10

Ben Stokes believes it may not be too long before his Northern Superchargers team-mate Harry Brook joins him in England's limited-overs set-up.

The Superchargers are 2.10 to beat 1.72 hosts Trent Rockets in The Hundred on Monday and Yorkshire youngster Brook is 5/4 to finish the season as his team's top runscorer.

Stokes' side lost their opening game in the new 100-ball competition on Saturday, falling five runs short against Jonny Bairstow's Welsh Fire at Headingley, but Brook played the innings of the match.

I don't think it will be too long before we see him wearing the Three Lions.

Ben Stokes

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The 22-year-old hit five sixes in a 31-ball 62 to keep the Superchargers in the hunt as they chased a stiff target of 174, extending the excellent form he showed in this season's T20 Blast.

Only Australian batsman Josh Inglis and New Zealand international Glenn Phillips scored more runs in the Blast group stage than Brook's tally of 485 runs and he hit 20 sixes in 12 innings for Yorkshire Vikings.

The Keighley-born youngster captained England at Under-19 level and demonstrated his big-game mentality in his opening innings in The Hundred.

Asked about Brook's display, Stokes told Sky Sports: "He just takes the game on from ball one. He is not scared of any situation, he is not frightened of any bowler and he just sticks to what works for him.

"That is exactly what we try and create in the England team, so I don't think it will be too long before we see him wearing the Three Lions. Watching the games in the Blast he has been phenomenal and he has continued that form here."

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