Ben Stokes has hit back at the former England captains who criticised the side for their heavy defeat by South Africa and vowed to prove that they have the desire required to bounce back in the third Investec Test tomorrow.
His return for what will be the 100th Test at south London ground The Oval bolsters an already impressive pace attack that twice bowled England out cheaply at Trent Bridge.
"I have no bad blood with him or any grudges - if anything it just shows he cares about how he performs", said Stokes, ahead of the opening day on Wednesday.
"I would be very surprised if he calms anything down".
Stokes already has points against his name as a result of offences under the International Cricket Council's code of conduct - the same cumulative procedure which led to Rabada's one-match ban.
"Obviously, it wasn't an ideal performance from us as a team and we know that", the Durham star added."It's good that we managed to get time away and sort of look back on and assess where we went wrong and hopefully we can right the wrongs this week".
"We obviously didn't quite get to grips with that in that last innings so I think the quicker we can learn to adapt to different situations the better off we will be."Meanwhile Stokes paid tribute to England's women's team, who won a thrilling World Cup final against India in front of a sold-out Lord's on Sunday."It's an awesome achievement for them to win a World Cup in England", he said".
Meanwhile Stokes accepted England, now all square at 1-1 in this four-match series, needed to show greater flexibility in their batting after being skittled out for just 133 in their second innings at Trent Bridge. Stokes, though, added: 'We didn't adapt whatsoever in that innings.