Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stokes Will Bounce Back from His Final Heartache, Says Bayliss

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stokes Will Bounce Back from His Final Heartache, Says Bayliss

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ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss expects Ben Stokes to continue putting himself in pressure situations despite his harrowing experience in the World Twenty20 final.

Stokes, who stood tall at the death throughout the tournament, was the fall guy at Eden Gardens after taking the ball for the decisive final over of the tournament.

West Indies still needed 19 to win but Carlos Brathwaite tore into Stokes with four successive sixes, leaving the Caribbean side jubilant and the bowler crumpled in a heap.

It was immediately clear that the 24-year-old would not bear his burden lightly, as he stared disbelieving and vacant into the Kolkata night, but Bayliss is confident there will be no lasting damage.

"He is one of those blokes - if we had a game tomorrow, he'd put his hand up to bowl the last over again," said the Australian. …

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