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ICC World Twenty20: Trevor Bayliss has given England more of aggressive freedom, says Ben Stokes

Stokes also feels that England have options everywhere in the side and believes they need to execute the plans now.

ICC World Twenty20: Trevor Bayliss has given England more of aggressive freedom, says Ben Stokes

New Delhi: England's impact all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday said that coach Trevor Bayliss has given the side freedom to play aggressive cricket which in turn has worked well for the side and it would approach the ICC World Twenty20 in India with a similar mindset.

"It has worked since Trevor (Bayliss) came in as a coach. He gave more of that freedom. We played this attacking and positive brand of cricket. We started doing that in the last 12-18 months. It has worked, so why stop doing that," said the 25-year-old Stokes.

England lost the three-match T20I series against South Africa recently and Stokes feels in this format one wins some and loses some reminding that the side had won six consecutive games before that.

"We got the criticism in South Africa, two (T20) games we lost. But we won six games in a row before that. T20 goes like that. You can win some and lose some," Stokes said.

Stokes also feels that England have options everywhere in the side and believes they need to execute the plans now.

"We have got three spinners now, not just part time but they are front line spinners, so we have got the option of picking from them, now we could look to play all three if need be. And they could bat as well, so we have got options everywhere.We have got left-handers (bowlers) and (also) pacers David Willey. We should only get out there (on matches) and execute (the plans)," he said.

He also added that the mega tournament will definitely be a challenge for England, especially playing spin bowling.

"Yeah, it's going to be a challenge, but we have shown in the recent series against Pakistan. We beat them 3-0 in the T20 series, so it actually showed that we can actually do against really good teams who rely heavily on spin," Stokes said.

(With PTI inputs)

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