Originally Posted by stevieh
Your man Boycott says you have to find the rough diamonds and polish them, speaking of players such as Ben Stokes. Flintoff was a great example of that in a different time past.
Looking at the challenge of 2019, for the World Cup in England, we have got to start from the correct premise re the composition of the team. That means Root, Buttler and Stokes (for he has now arrived, no mistake) at the core as players who have demonstrated they have the aptitude and toughness to take their performance to the next level.
Build around them and we have a chance of doing far better than the embarrassment Down Under.
What if Stokes has another succession of poor performances?
The building around thing is spoken of much in the media but is a myth, really.
Performances need to be sustained.