Ben Stokes insists each England participant will probably be handed “a clean canvas” when he begins his captaincy reign at Lord’s this week.

Stokes will lead his nation out towards New Zealand on Thursday having inherited the job from Joe Root and hopes to make an immediate influence on a aspect who’ve gained simply as soon as of their final 17 video games.

And the all-rounder has made it clear this can be a contemporary begin for all involved.

“There’s been loads of discuss a ‘reset’, which is a phrase I don’t like,” he stated. “I simply see it as a very clean canvas. I simply need everybody to be happy underneath my captaincy.

“That is our time and we’re going to dictate how issues go ahead. Everyone seems to be beginning contemporary, whether or not it’s Matty Potts or James Anderson and Stuart Broad.”

Stokes’ Durham team-mate Matthew Potts has been handed his Take a look at debut after being chosen ahead of Craig Overton, with the skipper in little question that his county colleague is prepared after taking 35 wickets in six matches this season.

“He’s been excellent within the video games I’ve performed. It’s not been all plain crusing for bowlers and he’s created issues out of nowhere,” he stated.

“The factor that made my thoughts up about Pottsy was when he bowled us to victory towards Glamorgan. He turned up with a little bit of a stiff aspect, with Take a look at choice coming he might have simply sat again and stated ‘I’m going to take care of myself’ however he didn’t. He ran in and gained the sport for us.

“That’s the angle that opens your eyes. This child is an athlete and all the pieces I count on this crew to be about going ahead.”

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