Stokes: No need to change aggressive approach


England allrounder Ben Stokes insisted that they will not abandon their aggressive brand of cricket at the upcoming World T20 despite losing both games on the recent tour to South Africa.

The Three Lions were whitewashed in the two-match series with the first match going down to the last ball while the tourists were hammered in the second game.

The defeats have led some to question the ultra attacking approach that England have adopted since the World Cup last year, saying that caution should be mixed with aggression.

Stokes told the Mirror: "There is no reason to change because of those two games. The first one we lost on the last ball when we shouldn't have been anywhere near winning.

"Then, in the next game we got AB de Villiered. Every team has suffered that."

The World T20, starting in India next week, will be the first major tournament that Stokes will be part of after he missed the 2014 event due to injury and was not selected for the 2015 World Cup.

The Durham player still regrets his injury in 2014, when he suffered a fractured wrist after smashing his hand against the locker door in the West Indies.

Stokes said: "One (T20 World Cup), was missed through injury after the old right hook and that was certainly the most embarrassing of the two."