Ben Stokes turned out to be a one-man army for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 edition of the IPL scoring 316 runs, which included an absolutely ballistic century, and taking 12 wickets. His contribution on the field was also noteworthy and his tag as the most expensive player of the season was completely justified. He, alongwith the rest of his England team mates, had to skip the knockout stage of the tournament to join the rest of the squad in a training camp in Spain - something that Kevin Pietersen said was "pathetic, an absolute shambles.” Stokes is one of those players who is at home regardless of the format. He has scored over 2500 runs and taken 95 wickets in Test cricket and his 258-run annihilation of South Africa in Cape Town validated his status as one of England's most important players in the longest format of the game. His volatility has often been his curse though, and he recently paid for that after being banned by the ECB for an incident outside a pub in Bristol. It resulted in him missing the 2017-2018 Ashes. But he has made his return to the Test side since and will be playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 edition of the IPL.
March 20, 2018 5:33:23 pm

Ben Stokes emerged as a major influence in the field in the ODI series against New Zealand, with several stunning catches and diving stops while providing fire-power as batting all-rounder with 141 runs at an average of 47.

March 13, 2018 7:12:18 pm

Ben Stokes will return to represent England in Test series for the first time since September last year, but will not reprise the vice-captaincy role in the Test series against New Zealand.

March 12, 2018 5:12:16 pm

Ben Stokes is all set to miss the Lord's Test against India later this year because his trial date for affray is set for August 6 at Bristol Crown Court.

March 2, 2018 6:49:47 pm

England Test skipper Joe Root has revealed that Ben Stokes' position as the vice-captain will be discussed in the forthcoming week.

March 1, 2018 8:41:59 am

Ben Stokes feels at home when he is winning matches for England with bat, ball and in the field, and the second match of the ODI series allowed him to savour that feeling for the first time in five months.

February 28, 2018 6:03:28 pm

Steve Waugh reiterated that Ben Stokes will require not months but years of good performances for England to make up for the Ashes debacle.

February 28, 2018 2:07:56 pm

Ben Stokes scored 63 not out and combined with captain Eoin Morgan (62) in an 88-run partnership as the visitors cantered to 225 for four in 37.5 overs to level the series at 1-1.

February 26, 2018 11:32:44 am

Stokes was delighted to be back with the England cricket team after a five-month absence for the first one-day international against New Zealand on Sunday.

February 25, 2018 2:57:02 pm

Ben Stokes has not played for England since September but did sign a short-term contract to play for Canterbury in New Zealand's domestic limited-overs competitions in December.

February 24, 2018 8:28:50 am

Ben Stokes has not played for England since September but did sign a short-term contract to play for Canterbury in New Zealand's domestic limited-overs competitions in December.