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Thursday, May 26, 2022

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.


New Record: Ben Stokes smokes most sixes by an individual in County Championship

May 08, 2022 1:25 pm

Ben Stokes broke the previous county record held jointly by Andrew Symonds, the former Australia all-rounder, and Graham Napier.

Ben Stokes is a Virat Kohli in many ways but England's paucity of talent may weigh him down

May 09, 2022 7:29 am

Handing over captaincy to the world-class allrounder to revive the Test team's fortunes is only half the job done for the suits in the England and Wales Cricket Board. The question is does England have players to match Stokes's ambitions

Ben Stokes appointed as captain of England's Test cricket team

April 28, 2022 4:30 pm

Stokes has just returned to the team after a spell out for mental-health reasons.

ECB advertises for separate red and white-ball coaching job

April 27, 2022 1:29 pm

The split in roles is on expected lines as Rob Key had previously called for it while working as a pundit.

Ben Stokes is obvious choice to lead England Test team: Former captains

April 16, 2022 3:57 pm

Root on Friday stepped down from captaincy, ending his five-year tenure after facing criticism following England's 0-4 Ashes defeat against Australia and 0-1 series loss to West Indies.

WI vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 2: Ben Stokes lashes ton as England declare at 507-9

March 18, 2022 9:44 am

Ben Stokes follows captain Joe Root with a century to allow England to declare against the West Indies on 507-9 on the second day of the second test at Kensington Oval.

Ben Stokes opts out of IPL auctions to stay fresh for English home summer: Reports

January 17, 2022 9:05 pm

Stokes had an underwhelming Ashes, having scored only 236 runs and picking only four wickets in England's 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Australia.

Stokes should replace Root as England test skipper, says Ponting

January 08, 2022 7:52 pm

If England lose the fourth test, it would be Root's 10th straight test in Australia as skipper without victory.

Watch: Joe Root surprises Usman Khawaja with a bouncer on Day 4 at SCG

January 08, 2022 10:25 am

England took the key wickets but Australia continued their march towards a second declaration with a lead of 271 runs at tea on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test.

Watch: England’s Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow confront abusive fans at SCG

January 08, 2022 12:30 pm

Stokes and Bairstow rescued England with a 128-run fifth-wicket stand as at one stage the hosts were reeling at 36 for 4.


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.