South Africa 'doing a lot of talking: Ben Stokes

Dean Elgar, the captain of the Proteas, questioned the “longevity” of England’s aggressive strategy, which has helped them win all four of their home Test matches this summer.

“It’s not just us who keep bringing it up. They are, “told BBC Sport, Stokes.

“They play like they play, and we play cricket the way we play cricket,”

Elgar spoke last week during the visitors’ exhibition loss to the England Lions, which was by an innings.

“It’s amazing to see how New England dresses. However, I don’t think bold cricket will last long because I think Test cricket will see things settle out over time “opened the sentence.

“There was often parity between England and New Zealand, and things may have turned out very differently had New Zealand seized its chances and catches. England would have lost and looked foolish.”

All-rounder Stokes responded to a question on Elgar’s remarks made at Lord’s on Tuesday: “The opposition seemed to be saying a lot. We don’t talk about it much; instead, we focus on our daily activities.

I’m pleased that Dean and the South African team have shown disinterest while continuing to discuss it.

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Elgar, for his part, said: “I’m not going to give it any more thought. We’ve had in-depth conversations about it. I want to start playing cricket.

“For me, throwing mud is a thing of the past. We won’t argue back and forth.”

For the first game of the three-match Test series, England has made one change to the starting lineup.

Sam Billings is replaced by Ben Foakes, the wicketkeeper absent during the incredible triumph over India in July.

South Africa is monitoring Kagiso Rabada’s condition, and Elgar anticipates that the fast bowler will have fully recovered from an ankle injury.

When Rabada last participated in a Test at Lord’s in 2017, he was suspended for cursing at Stokes.

Despite having the momentum from their strong start to the season, England will face a South Africa team that currently leads the World Test Championship standings and has only lost one of their last six series.

In his first Test match since turning 40 last month, they will do so with James Anderson again serving as the attack’s coordinator.

Since Les Jackson in 1961, Anderson will be the first specialized fast bowler to play a Test for England after turning 40.

Stokes remarked that it was amazing that the man, who is 40 years old, was still working. “Given his performance at that age, you must start labeling him a weirdo.”

“He is a fantastic representative for Test cricket and fast bowlers in the future, showing them what they can do if they take care of themselves.”

“I still think you can be the finest in the world. It’s a blessing to have him.”