England team is caught in a bit of a tussle after Stokes leaves the team mid tour (Photo: Twitter @ICC)

Sometimes, the leading player can have a huge impact on the team. Not only do they perform for their country, but they also set the attitude for the entire team. With all that being said, we must also realize the importance they hold. 

However, a particular player sometimes has to leave the team citing various reasons. It has caused the team to restructure and work extra hard to retain the form. 

Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the two matches at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton for family reasons and the England and Wales Cricket Board said he would shortly fly to New Zealand, the country of his birth.

“He’s a massive part of our team and one of the best players in the world but family comes first and we’re supporting him with everything that is going on,” Sibley tells the reporters in an interview.

“Winning the last game was brilliant and the balance of that side was the way we had it for the West Indies series. I’m not sure (who will come in for Stokes), I just train hard and do my thing to score as many runs as possible,” Sibley adds.

“It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of wicket we’ve got in Southampton… the conditions at Manchester were more suitable to their attack than what they might get here.

“They showed they have an impressive attack. They’ve got all the variety and the skills so we’ll have to be at our best to be able to cope with them.”