England Test captain Ben Stokes shared his experience with the Chennai Super Kings, highlighting the strong bond between franchise captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming. Despite playing only two games in IPL 2023 after being acquired for INR 16.25 Cr, Stokes expressed gratitude for the opportunity and acknowledged winning the ‘Thanks For Coming’ award. Reflecting on the camaraderie between Dhoni and Fleming, he praised their mutual trust and complementing roles.

Stokes, along with England Test coach Brendon McCullum, endeavors to emulate their team-centric decision-making approach Stokes emphasized the importance of decisions being centered around what’s best for the team, citing the quick and effective choices made by Dhoni and Fleming.

Stokes Applauds CSK Dynamics: Embracing Team-Centric Values in Leadership

Drawing parallels between their understanding and his partnership with McCullum, Stokes values the emotional aspect brought by Dhoni on the field and the strategic perspective from the sideline. He and McCullum strive to prioritize the team’s interests in their decision-making processes.

Recently leading England to a significant 28-run win in the first Test against India in Hyderabad, Stokes credited the team’s success to Ollie Pope’s remarkable innings of 196 and Tom Hartley’s exceptional bowling spell of 7-62. Looking ahead, both teams are set to clash in the second Test at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, on February 2.

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