Ben Foakes who haven’t played red-ball cricket a lot in the past 2 years, finally got an opportunity in the ongoing India-England series. England skipper Joe Root confirmed that the wicket-keeper batsman Foakes will be the part of the playing XI for the rest of the matches against India. Jos Buttler returned back his home to spend time with his family which helped Foakes in getting the golden chance to prove his worth.
Foakes is one of the most sparkling cricketers of England as he gets the century in his debut match. Even though, he did not get enough chance but always the part of playing XI, hopes for the best against India in the upcoming Test matches. Joe Root, though, spoke in favor of giving Foakes a long run behind the stumps.
“I don’t think it changes much, really. Foakes is here to keep, he’s going to be our wicketkeeper for the rest of this tour if he stays fit. Jonny is a fine player, a fine batter in his own right, and he will come in as an option with the bat,” Joe Root responded to a question by a reporter during a virtual media conference on Friday.
“The thing with Ben is quite a unique scenario, he knew that Jos would be going home after the first Test, so he’s been able to prepare and get ready for this game, for a good while now…He’ll be desperate to come back in and do well, and he’s a fine player in his own right, he’s a brilliant gloveman, he’s proven that he can score runs at Test match level and is a fine batsman,” Joe Root added.