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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Ben Stokes

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.


Ben Stokes took cigarette break to calm nerves ahead of WC Super Over: New Book

July 14, 2020 12:58 pm

On the first anniversary of that historic triumph, excerpts from a book called 'Morgan's Men: The Inside Story of England's Rise from Cricket World Cup Humiliation to Glory' has revealed the pressure that Stokes felt on that day at Lord's.

ENGvWI: Ben Stokes second fastest to reach 4000 runs and 150 wickets in Test cricket

July 11, 2020 11:33 am

Ben Stokes joined former England all-rounder Ian Botham in the club of 4000 Test runs and 150-plus wickets.

His name on Ben Stokes’s jersey, Dr. Vikas Kumar of Indian origin is ‘overwhelmed’

July 11, 2020 12:07 pm

Vikas Kumar hails from Delhi, works as NHS anaesthetist in cricital care unit

Ben Stokes will lead England from front, has controlled aggression: Sachin Tendulkar

July 08, 2020 12:45 pm

To a question from Lara about Stokes, Tendulkar said, "He is someone who is going to lead from the front, we have seen that on a number of occasions. He is aggressive, positive and when he has to be slightly defensive he is prepared to do that for the team.

'Talismanic' Ben Stokes will do a great job as skipper, says England coach

July 01, 2020 2:40 pm

Having never led a side in first-class cricket, star all-rounder Stokes will be captaining the national team for the first time in his career when England and West Indies lock horns in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Ageas Bowl.

Ben Stokes feels getting the opportunity to captain England a huge honour

June 30, 2020 7:50 am

Ben Stokes is poised to lead England in the first Test against West Indies on July 8 with captain Joe Root likely to miss the game to attend the birth of his second child.

Joe Root to miss opening Test against West Indies, Ben Stokes to captain England

June 30, 2020 9:54 pm

Joe Root will leave England’s training camp on Wednesday to be with his wife, Carrie, who is expecting their second child later this week.

'Ben Stokes would lead from the front like Virat Kohli': Joe Root

June 17, 2020 7:58 pm

Joe Root is expecting the arrival of his second child in July and he could miss a match or two to be with his wife Carrie and also to maintain the bio-security protocols to tackle Covid-19.

'I'm the Scottie Pippen to Joe Root's Michael Jordan': Ben Stokes

June 13, 2020 10:24 pm

Joe Root is a doubtful starter for the first Test against West Indies in July as he will be required to undergo seven days of self-isolation after attending the birth of his second child.

'MS Dhoni can end his career': Sreesanth hits back at Ben Stokes' remark

June 09, 2020 3:28 pm

Earlier, Ben Stokes had questioned MS Dhoni's intent in India's chase of 338 against England in the 2019 World Cup in his book, 'On Fire'.


From MS Dhoni's runout to Barcelona's Anfield misery, iconic sporting images of 2019

December 24, 2019 9:05 am

2019 offered all sporting moments that got etched in our minds — here are few snapshots, ranging from MS Dhoni's runout in the World Cup semi-final to Rafael Nadal bursting into tears after winning the US Open.

Ben Stokes salvages England’s Ashes hopes with breathtaking 135 not out

August 26, 2019 7:38 am

In a dramatic finish at Headingley on Sunday, England levelled the series and saved their hopes of reclaiming the Ashes, thanks to Ben Stokes's century and his nerves of steel.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Revamp complete, England eye maiden title

June 01, 2017 12:19 am

Chasing their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title and with Australia, New Zealand in their group, England face a tough challenge to make it into the playoffs and lift their first title.

All-round Ben Stokes helps England register first win

January 24, 2014 6:42 pm

After struggling to exhibit a convincing performance Down Under, England win the third ODI by 57 runs.