So England begin the Ben Stokes/ Brendan McCullum era with a swashbuckling win over New Zealand at Trent Bridge.
A chase down of 299 was made to look easy, as England applied a one-day like approach to the task in hand.
With two wins in two, England are looking a different side.
Stokes is transferring his own values; mindsets; principles into this group of players.
Playing with freedom is at the heart of the Stokesian way.
To be liberated from the restrictions of fear of failure.
To trust your game. And go for your shots.
It’s like playing without any restraint.
It’s a message to self that triggers your talent.
Yes things might go wrong. But we will deal with that later.
For now its tapping into an unlimited belief mindset.
A state of mind where everything is possible.
For as has been said,’ Winners hate to lose. But don’t fear losing