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Friday, March 05, 2021

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 defends England team selection after frustrating opening day

March 04, 2021 8:51 pm

Ben Stokes found their below-par batting display frustrating but defended the team selection for the fourth and final Test against India in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Stokes was swearing at me, Virat bhai handled that well: Mohammad Siraj

March 05, 2021 7:40 am

Kohli was seen having an animated discussion with Stokes after the all-rounder allegedly swore at Siraj. Umpire Nitin Menon had to intervene for play to resume after England were reeling at 32 for three.

Watch: Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes engage in heated exchange, umpire intervenes

March 04, 2021 2:48 pm

Mohammed Siraj's bouncer caused discomfort to under pressure Ben Stokes and it gave birth to a heated exchange with Virat Kohli.

A shadow of himself: Ben Stokes spooked by ‘bogeyman’ Ashwin

March 02, 2021 8:33 am

Ben Stokes’ poor form is a big reason why England have failed to counter India’s spin attack on turning pitches.

Ben Stokes applies saliva on ball; spoken to by umpires

February 25, 2021 7:39 am

Ben Stokes was seen applying saliva on the ball on the opening day of the day-night third Test against India here on Wednesday, following which the ball had to be sanitised.

India vs England: Umpires intervene after Rishabh Pant, Ben Stokes clash on-field in Chennai

February 14, 2021 12:29 pm

Rishabh Pant was batting on 33 at stumps, with debutant Axar Patel on five at the other end.

IND vs ENG 1st Test: Joe Root receives special cap for his 100th Test from Ben Stokes

February 05, 2021 3:01 pm

The stylish right-hander was handed the special cap by star all-rounder Stokes prior to the start of the Test at the M A Chidambaram stadium.

IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Rory Burns hit training ground at Chepauk

February 01, 2021 11:20 am

The trio had reached India earlier than their colleagues and having already cleared their three RT-PCR tests could hit the nets on Saturday.

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer back for first two Tests against India

January 21, 2021 8:12 pm

Ben Stokes and pacer Jofra Archer on Thursday returned to a 16-member strong England squad named for the first two Tests of the upcoming four-match series against India.

Ben Stokes disappointed with Test Team of the Decade cap, ICC responds

January 01, 2021 11:39 am

Ben Stokes was named in both the ICC ODI Team of the Decade and the ICC Test Team of the Decade.


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.