Former England captain Michael Vaughan has praised Ben Stokes for his leadership of the Test team and believes the all-rounder has got the potential to become one of the greatest leaders in the side’s cricketing history. Under Stokes’ captaincy, England bounced back from being 2-0 down to drawing 2-2 with Australia in a remarkable turnaround in the recently-concluded Ashes series, which ended with the hosts’ winning by 49 runs at The Oval. England could have easily won the series 3-2 if the Manchester Test, where they dominated majorly, hadn’t ended in a draw due to rain.
“He’s only been doing the job for 14 months but already he is right up there among England’s greatest ever captains. I think in time he will be hailed as England’s greatest ever Test captain.”
“When you have that conversation, of course you’re thinking about Test match victories — and as captain Stokes has now won 13 out of 18 Tests, which is incredible. But you’re also thinking about a deeper impact. I think in time Stokes will be remembered as the captain who helped changed the way Test cricket is played — and that surely is the perfect legacy,” wrote Vaughan in his column for The Telegraph.