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The way England will play Test cricket will change as a result of Ben Stokes’ leadership.

Ben Stokes’ daring approach to Test cricket, in Michael Atherton’s opinion, is maximizing the abilities of the current England squad, but it is unclear whether other nations will adopt it.

The tourists’ destructive batting performance against Pakistan in the first Test, which saw them score 657 runs in the first innings and then sprint to 264-7 declared in their second, helped the home team win by 74 runs in first.

While Atherton is unsure if other teams would adopt a similar strategy, he recognizes why England has opted to do so. It was a continuation of the offensive ethos the Test team displayed during the home summer Tests under captain Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.

“They have many young players, like Harry Brook, who can play in all formats and have grown up playing T20, so it makes sense to take advantage of that and play to your strengths.

Other teams might have different perspectives and different strengths.

Although it is nothing new for England to have batters ready to take on the opposition’s bowling, Atherton has been most impressed by how the entire lineup has absorbed the coach and captain’s message.

With only four Test victories in Pakistan to their credit, England now travels to Multan with the goal of completing the sweep. However, they may encounter a surface that favors spin rather than the flat Rawalpindi track that provided little for the bowlers.

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