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Ben Stokes watched as England buried New Zealand under a blizzard of boundaries to win the third Test and complete a series clean sweep before calling on professional players around the country to adopt the same hyper-aggressive approach if they have international ambitions of their own.
“I knew that everyone would buy into this mentality that me and Brendon [McCullum] wanted out of this team but I didn’t think it would go this well,” Stokes said. “I think these last three games should have sent a message to people who aspire to play Test cricket for England over the next two or three years at least.
Written by Simon Burnton at Headingley
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