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.
August 13, 2018 11:55:52 pm

Ben Stokes is set to miss the third Test against India regardless of the outcome of his trial for affray at Bristol Crown Court.

August 12, 2018 10:04:44 am

Arjun Tendulkar helped out the ground staff at Lord's during the rain-affected first day of the second Test.

August 11, 2018 8:51:51 am

England allrounder Ben Stokes, who is facing trial on affray charges, gave his full statement in front of the jury on Frida in which he said he was not drunk and acted in self-defense.

August 8, 2018 7:37:52 pm

The jury on Wednesday in the Ben Stokes affray trial at Bristol Crown Court was shown security camera footage of the brawl outside Bristol nightclub Mbargo.

August 8, 2018 10:57:32 am

The Ben Stokes affray trial at the Bristol Crown Court entered into the second day on Tuesday. This was how things unfolded.

August 7, 2018 1:06:59 pm

David Richardson, while giving his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on Monday, said that cricket needs its "larger than life characters" and its more mellow exponents so as to "stay on the good side of that line."

August 7, 2018 8:30:15 am

Ben Stokes went on trial on Monday over a fight outside a nightclub in which he is accused of knocking two men unconscious.

August 5, 2018 9:16:49 am

Ben Stokes took three wickets on Saturday, including the match-changing dismissal of India skipper Virat Kohli, to help England in attaining a 31-run win.

August 5, 2018 10:32:52 am

Sam Curran scored a blistering 63 off 65 balls in the second innings to take England's total to 180 from 87/7, setting India a target of 194 runs to win.

June 29, 2018 5:31:34 pm

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will step up his return from a hamstring injury by playing for the Durham Jets in their opening match of the domestic Twenty20 Blast.