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Tag Archives: Ben Stokes

‘A bit of happiness’: Ben Stokes dedicates to ailing dad

DUBAI: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has dedicated his biggest Indian Premier League innings to his father, who is battling cancer in New Zealand. Stokes smashed an unbeaten 107 off just 60 balls to help Rajasthan Royals beat holders Mumbai Indians by eight wickets on Sunday, keeping the inaugural IPL champions ...

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England’s Ben Stokes to miss rest of Pakistan Test Series

MANCHESTER: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Pakistan for family reasons, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Sunday. “Stokes will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand,” said an ECB statement. “He will miss England s two Test ...

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Ben Stokes becomes top ranked Test all-rounder

LONDON: England vice-captain Ben Stokes’ match-winning performance in the second test against West Indies hoisted him above Windies skipper Jason Holder to become the top-ranked all-rounder in the game’s longest format, the International Cricket Council said. Stokes followed up his 176 in the first innings with an unbeaten 78 in the second ...

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Visitors in command, Holder took a career-best 6-42

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6-42 and won the first round of his private duel with England allrounder Ben Stokes as the touring side took control of the first test at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday. Holder capitalized on more favorable bowling conditions under overcast skies on Day ...

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Ben Stokes acknowledges Steve Smith as ‘genius’

ICC: Despite their steadfast on-field rivalry, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has acknowledged Australia’s Steve Smith as a “genius” and a batsman “on a different level”. England felt the brunt of Smith’s class during the Ashes last year, when the Australian, upon Test comeback after a year-long ban, helped his side ...

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Stokes crowned Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

LONDON: Ben Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England s World Cup win last year. The 2020 Wisden Cricketers  Almanack, published on Thursday, crowns the swashbuckling all-rounder as the sport s pre-eminent player. He is the first England ...

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Yearender 2019: Stokes and Smith shine in eventful year

LONDON: Ben Stokes starred as England won the World Cup for the first time before producing one of the most memorable innings in Ashes history as Australia’s Steve Smith enjoyed a successful return to the international stage after the ‘sandpaper’ ball-tampering scandal. But they were not the lone standout performers ...

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Paine hits out at Stokes for ‘cheap shot’ at Warner

BRISBANE: Australia captain Tim Paine has blasted England all-rounder Ben Stokes for taking a “cheap shot” at David Warner, claiming he was using the controversial opening batsman to spike sales of his new book. In his book, which is being serialised in a British newspaper, he claims Warner’s sledging motivated ...

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Ben Stokes’ wife rubbishes reports of being choked by all-rounder

MANCHESTER: The wife of English all-rounder Ben Stokes has dismissed reports of a physical altercation between the couple after pictures emerged which appeared to show her husband grabbing her face during last week’s Professional Cricketers’ Association awards. Clare Stokes defended her husband in a Twitter post which included a photo ...

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Stokes signed by Superchargers as The Hundred is launched

LONDON: Ben Stokes was picked ahead of England Test captain Joe Root to play for the Leeds-based Northern Superchargers franchise as The Hundred was officially launched. The eight franchises were named and the first batch of players allocated, including England’s centrally-contracted Test contingent. The 100-ball competition, starting in 2020, is ...

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