Stokes would welcome more responsibility

England allrounder Ben Stokes is ready to take more responsibility with the ball in the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.

With the Three Lions looking to play two spinners on the flat pitches in the Middle East, Stokes could find himself being the third seam bowler in the side, something which he has never done at Test level.

The Durham allrounder says he will relish the extra workload in the hot and humid conditions.

Speaking to Cricinfo, Stokes said: "There will be a lot more responsibility on me when I come on to bowl.  

"I might not bowl as much as I have in the summer, because it's more friendly to spinners out there, but when I do get the ball I'll have to realise how much expectation there is on me as a third seamer because it's hot, hard conditions to be a seam bowler in the UAE.

"I like added responsibility and think it brings the best out of my cricket."

The first Test between Pakistan and England starts on 13 October in Abu Dhabi.