After Ben Stokes’ T20 match-winning innings Globalism The trophy, is now England’s Ben Fox, who is making headlines with his outstanding wicket-keeping skills. During the tour match against the England Lions, England’s Ben Fox showed impressive wicket-keeping skills to bowl off Jack Haynes on Thursday. The pitch at Tolerance Oval troubled the batsmen at times, and things were certainly no different for the wicket-takers. In the 68th round of the match, Foakes showed sheer sportsmanship and made an incredible dive to catch the ball. However, the action didn’t stop there, and Foakes showed a great reflex to kick the ball back to pull off a great volley.
Foakes’ fine work behind the stumps helped spinner Will Jacks secure his first wicket in the game.
The official England cricket team official on Twitter also shared snapshots of the great season. The caption read: “Ben Fox: Good wicket-keeper”.
In response to the video, Foakes’ wicket-keeping was praised by cricket fans, but were at a loss if he could be considered stumped or run out.
However, one thing some fans were sure of was that the efforts were definitely not as good as saving MS Dhoni scripts.
Earlier, Foakes played a decisive unbeaten 48 in the first innings as England posted a huge total of 501/7. The 29-year-old English wicket-taker’s stroke consists of five boundaries. England captain Ollie Pope also showed off his terrific batting and blasted a century. Pope scored 146 from just 120 balls in the first innings.
For Foakes, the journey in international cricket was not easy at first. With Jonny Bairstow and Joss Butler in line, it was a really tough job for Fox to secure his place in the England team. Foakes’ pig-keeping skills were never in question, but his inconsistent display with the bat seemed like a concern for the Essex-born cricketer.
In international cricket, Foakes was last seen in action during the Third Test against South Africa earlier this year in September. Overall, Foakes has, to date, played 17 Test matches for England, scoring 746 runs at an average of 31.08. Foakes has nearly two and a half centuries to his name in the game’s longest form.
In white-ball cricket, Foakes has represented England only twice. He scored his first international century in his Test debut against Sri Lanka in November 2018. His second international century appeared earlier this year in August against the Proteas.
Foakes is now expected to appear in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan which is scheduled to begin on December 1.