England will continue to employ their swashbuckling style of play against South Africa despite their innings defeat in the first Test against the tourists.
England skipper Stokes vows to keep attacking against Proteas
England captain Ben Stokes has vowed to keep swinging for the fences against South Africa, insisting the day has not yet arrived to “mellow down”.
Since taking over as Test skipper at the start of the summer Stokes has demanded his side play a proactive, ultra-aggressive style of cricket and has made a point of leading from the front.
His commitment to those tactics has brought mixed results, with a top score of 75 not out in eight knocks but an innings defeat by the Proteas at Lord’s last week has not shaken his belief.
The 31-year-old accepts that circumstances may eventually bring out a more cautious side in him but do not expect to see it in the coming days at Old Trafford.