Use ODIs to earn Ashes spot: David Saker to Ben Stokes

The England bowling coach says that Stokes is in the process of becoming a genuine all-rounder and is doing all the right things.

updated: September 08, 2013 10:21 IST
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London: Promising England players such as Ben Stokes can use the ongoing one-dayers against Australia to press their Ashes squad claims, according to bowling coach David Saker.

Friday's opener in Leeds may have been washed out but there are still four matches to go and while England are resting the core of the side that sealed a 3-0 Ashes win against Australia last month ahead of the return series 'Down Under' starting in November, places in the tour party are still up for grabs.

One of those pushing for a spot is Durham's Ben Stokes, who at the age of 22 is in the process of becoming a genuine all-rounder.

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