James Anderson said, Having a chance to defend that title, he would love and relish on Ben Stokes Retirement U-turn

James Anderson said, “Having a chance to defend that title, he would love and relish” on Ben Stokes Retirement U-turn . A year after declaring his retirement from the format ahead of the 2023 World Cup, England pacer Ben Stokes may make a comeback to the ODI squad, according to James Anderson of England.

As England looks to defend their championship from 2019, and with the World Cup less than two months away, white-ball coach Matthew Mott has been vociferous about wanting Stokes back in the ODI lineup. The 32-year-old is reportedly planning to reverse course on his ODI retirement and re-join the team before the major event for the next New Zealand series.

James Anderson discussed the potential comeback of Stokes for the ODI World Cup in an interview with Sky Sports.

Knowing Ben, it wouldn’t be because he wants to compete in major events. He would obviously love and cherish the opportunity to defend that title since he was obviously a major part of 2019,” Anderson added.

The legendary all-rounder was a standout in the 2019 edition, scooping up seven wickets in 11 games and scoring 465 runs at an average of 66.42, including his unforgettable 48* in the summit match against New Zealand.

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The 41-year-old said that Stokes, particularly in his role as captain, was the “most complete person” he has ever played alongside.

The most complete person I’ve ever played with is him. Absolutely everything is in abundance with him. the athletic ability to beat opponents with a bat, ball, or on the pitch. The emotional intelligence of his captaincy has also caught my attention. Knowing when to wrap an arm around someone, know when to leave someone out, or know when to give him a kick in the behind,” said Anderson.

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