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London: Apr 18, 2014


England all-rounder Ben Stokes has urged whoever is given the national coaching job to allow the players to express themselves like their Australian counterparts.


Stokes is currently at least a month away from returning to fitness after a self-inflicted wrist injury caused when punching a locker during England’s final match of the pre- ICC World T20 2014 Caribbean tour last month


According to The Guardian, Stokes wants Andy Flower‘s replacement to allow him and his teammates to continue to play their own way and also hoped that the new coach follows Darren Lehmann – led Australian blueprint of allowing players to express themselves, for which they were ‘ultra-positive’ in all the formats in the Ashes .


Although Stokes was speaking from a personal point of view rather than the team as a whole, but he also suggested that the dressing room dynamics should not be tinkered with too much as it is a tight unit.


With Sri Lanka and India looming this summer and a 50-over World Cup on the horizon, Stokes is hopeful that the team can mentally recover from a harrowing six months.