Ben Stokes was a key part as England reached the final of T20 World Cup 2016 © Getty Images
Ben Stokes was distraught after conceding 24 runs in the final over of T20 World Cup 2016 final © Getty Images

Stuart Broad believes Ben Stokes will come out as a better player following the disappointment in the final of T20 World Cup 2016. Stokes conceded four sixes of four deliveries in the final over of the match as West Indies went onto win their second T20 World Cup. The destroyer in charge was Carlos Braithwate, which left the Englishman down with tears. Batting first, England posted 155 on the board thanks a half-century from Joe Root. In their reply, West Indies were found wanting with the top order failing. A man of the match performance from Marlon Samuels and an last over onslaught from Brathwaite meant England failed to add to their 2010 trophy. ALSO READ: Stuart Broad: Dale Steyn, bowler of our generation!

And Broad, victim of an similar onslaught from Yuvraj Singh, had some kind words for Stokes. “Don’t be surprised if Stokesy now performs at a really high level because he’ll realise what went wrong and channel it the right way — he has an amazing talent.” ALSO READ: England looking for revenge against Sri Lanka, declares Stuart Broad

“I wouldn’t be the bowler I am now without that experience. You’re dead right, people would have been sat there thinking: ‘Why did you go that way?’ But you’ve got to go with what you feel is your strength, so as a player you’ll always have things you are confident in. I prefer a player to get it wrong going for something they believe is their strength than going to something that isn’t.”

Ben Stokes will next be seen featuring for England in the series against Sri Lanka, which involves 3 Test’s, 5 ODI’s and a solitary T20I. It will then be followed by a visit from Pakistan for 4 Test’s, 5 ODI’s and a T20I.