Ben Stokes want to be ‘even more adventurous’ in England’s second Test

Ben Stokes has spoken about how he wants England to continue to take risks (Picture: Getty Images)

Ben Stokes has declared England may take their bold, risk-taking approach to Test cricket to even greater heights by being even more ‘adventurous’ in the second Test against Pakistan in Multan.

England clinched an astonishing 74-run win in the first Test in Rawalpindi, after taking five wickets in the final session of a match in which they amassed a record-breaking 506 runs on the first day and Stokes decided on a bold second-innings declaration to help force a result.

For the England captain, the smog and fog swirling around Multan could prompt yet more innovative tactics in the second match, which starts tomorrow.

‘In this Test, if it does pan out the way that it could potentially, with the late start and early finish, we could end up having only 300-350 overs in the Test match,’ he said.

‘We might have to get even a bit more adventurous with what we do. We’ll see.’

Stokes added: ‘If you get a good amount of time out of a Test match I’ll always be trying to plan, and talk to Baz (coach Brendon McCullum) about ways in which we can try and force a result, either way.

‘You might see, especially in England with the weather that’s around, something even more out there, even more than you’ve seen here.

‘I might declare without batting one day, who knows?’

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