Articles about Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes is widely known as the best all-rounder to wear the colors of Three Lions after the legendary Sir Ian Botham. A left-handed batsman and a right-handed medium pacer, Stokes is known for his explosive batting style and his knack to pick wickets at the right time. After debuting for Durham in first-class cricket in 2010, Stokes played his first international ODI match against Ireland in 2011. His Test debut was against Australia in the 2013-14 Ashes series. His performance in that series was the only salvaging stat for an English team that was whitewashed 5-0. In the 2015-16 Test series against South Africa, Stokes scored the second-fastest (and the fastest-ever for England) double-century in Test history. After being named in the 2017 Champions Trophy's Team of the Tournament, Stokes proved that he is a big-game player in the 2019 ICC World Cup, where he was named the Man of the Match in the final. Currently, the England team's vice-captain, Stokes was named the stand-in captain of England for the limited-overs series against Pakistan in 2021.

'Ready for Australia', Ben Stokes to return to international cricket

25 Oct 2021

'Ready for Australia', Ben Stokes to return to international cricket

In a major development, Ben Stokes will return to international cricket in the impending Ashes series.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes undergoes second finger surgery

07 Oct 2021

England all-rounder Ben Stokes undergoes second finger surgery

England cricket team all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone a second finger surgery.

England, South Africa name squads for ICC T20 World Cup

09 Sep 2021

England, South Africa name squads for ICC T20 World Cup

The England cricket squad has been announced for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.

Ben Stokes to take indefinite break from cricket

30 Jul 2021

Ben Stokes to take indefinite break from cricket

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the Test squad ahead of his nation's five-match series against India, starting August 4.

England vs India: Hosts announce squad for first two Tests

21 Jul 2021

England vs India: Hosts announce squad for first two Tests

England have announced a 17-member squad for the first two Tests against India.

England players forced to self-isolate return for Pakistan T20Is

14 Jul 2021

England players forced to self-isolate return for Pakistan T20Is

England's white-ball specialists who were forced to self-isolate ahead of the three-match ODI series against Pakistan, have returned for the upcoming T20I series.

Ben Stokes turns 30: A look at his major feats

04 Jun 2021

Ben Stokes turns 30: A look at his major feats

Arguably the greatest all-rounder in modern-day cricket, Ben Stokes, celebrates his 30th birthday.

Ben Stokes named Wisden's Leading Cricketer of the Year

15 Apr 2021

Ben Stokes named Wisden's Leading Cricketer of the Year

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been chosen as Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the second consecutive year.

Ben Stokes ruled out of IPL 2021 with broken finger

14 Apr 2021

Ben Stokes ruled out of IPL 2021 with broken finger

In a major blow for Rajasthan Royals, all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of IPL 2021 after picking up a finger injury.

ICC Men's T20I Rankings: Devon Conway enters top five

31 Mar 2021

ICC Men's T20I Rankings: Devon Conway enters top five

New Zealand batsman Devon Conway has attained a career-best fourth position in the ICC Men's T20I Batting Rankings.

2nd ODI, England chase down India's 337-run target: Records broken

26 Mar 2021

2nd ODI, England chase down India's 337-run target: Records broken

England chased down a target of 337 against India in the second ODI of the three-match series.

India vs England, 4th-Test: England on top as Rohit departs

05 Mar 2021

India vs England, 4th-Test: England on top as Rohit departs

Team India (153/6) lost senior opening batsman Rohit Sharma in the second session on Day 2 of the fourth Test match against England.

India vs England, 4th Test: Key takeaways of Day 1

04 Mar 2021

India vs England, 4th Test: Key takeaways of Day 1

Team India completely dominated the proceedings on Day 1 of the final Test against England in Ahmedabad.

Ben Stokes won't bowl much for Rajasthan Royals: Here's why

20 Feb 2021

Ben Stokes won't bowl much for Rajasthan Royals: Here's why

Kumar Sangakkara, Director of Cricket of Rajasthan Royals, has revealed that star all-rounder Ben Stokes would be used primarily as a batsman in the upcoming IPL season.

India vs England: Indian bowlers on fire, England's tail exposed

14 Feb 2021

India vs England: Indian bowlers on fire, England's tail exposed

The Indian bowlers continued to dominate England in the second session on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test.

'Playing like that in Indian conditions incredible', Stokes hails Root

06 Feb 2021

'Playing like that in Indian conditions incredible', Stokes hails Root

England all-rounder Ben Stokes lavished praise on captain Joe Root for his incredible innings against India.

India vs England, Chennai Test: Interesting stats from Day 2

06 Feb 2021

India vs England, Chennai Test: Interesting stats from Day 2

England maintained their dominance over India on Day 2 of the ongoing Chennai Test.

India vs England, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

06 Feb 2021

India vs England, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

The England cricket team dominated the proceedings on Day 2 of the first Test against India at the Chepauk Stadium.

India vs England: Stokes departs, Root completes a historic double-ton

06 Feb 2021

India vs England: Stokes departs, Root completes a historic double-ton

England captain Joe Root went on to slam a historic double-century in Test cricket, second in less than a month.

India vs England, Joe Root smashes double-century: Records broken

06 Feb 2021

India vs England, Joe Root smashes double-century: Records broken

England cricket team skipper Joe Root smashed a fifth double-century in Test cricket and a first against India in the ongoing first Test in Chennai.

India vs England: Decoding stats of Ben Stokes against India

06 Feb 2021

India vs England: Decoding stats of Ben Stokes against India

Star all-rounder Ben Stokes fell short of scoring his 11th hundred in the ongoing Chennai Test against India.

India vs England: Root, Stokes tire out the Indian bowlers

06 Feb 2021

India vs England: Root, Stokes tire out the Indian bowlers

England captain Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes held off the Indian bowlers in the first session of Day 2 of the ongoing Chennai Test.

India vs England: Decoding Ben Stokes' performance against R Ashwin

03 Feb 2021

India vs England: Decoding Ben Stokes' performance against R Ashwin

The first India-England Test is set to commence in Chennai on February 5.

Bairstow to join after second Test against India, ECB clarifies

30 Jan 2021

Bairstow to join after second Test against India, ECB clarifies

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has clarified that wicket-keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will join the squad only after the second Test against India.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane move up in ICC Test Rankings

30 Jan 2021

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane move up in ICC Test Rankings

Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have surged in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.

Records Ben Stokes could script in the India-England Test series

30 Jan 2021

Records Ben Stokes could script in the India-England Test series

England cricket team all-rounder Ben Stokes is gearing up for an intense four-match Test series against Team India, starting February 5.

IndiavsEngland: Teams to undergo three-day training ahead of first Test

26 Jan 2021

IndiavsEngland: Teams to undergo three-day training ahead of first Test

The squads of India and England will get just three days to train before the first of four-Test series, starting February 5 in Chennai.

'Kuldeep will make a difference against England', says Bharat Arun

23 Jan 2021

'Kuldeep will make a difference against England', says Bharat Arun

Team India bowling coach Bharat Arun recently dropped hints regarding leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav's playing time in Test cricket.

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

20 Jan 2021

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2021 auctions, the eight teams have named their squads besides releasing several players from the roster.

'Never underestimate Team India', says Australian head coach Justin Langer

19 Jan 2021

'Never underestimate Team India', says Australian head coach Justin Langer

Team India won the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1 with a historic victory over Australia at the Gabba on Tuesday.

England tour of Lanka: All that you need to know

10 Jan 2021

England tour of Lanka: All that you need to know

Sri Lanka and England are all set to face each other in two Tests, starting January 14.

Virat Kohli leads ICC Test Team of the Decade

27 Dec 2020

Virat Kohli leads ICC Test Team of the Decade

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named as the skipper of the ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade.

Cricket: A look at best batting performances of 2020

22 Dec 2020

Cricket: A look at best batting performances of 2020

The wrath of COVID-19 pandemic mowed down International cricket to a great extent in 2020.

ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson drops below Virat Kohli

15 Dec 2020

ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson drops below Virat Kohli

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has slipped below Virat Kohli in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.

Ben Stokes' father passes away: Details here

08 Dec 2020

Ben Stokes' father passes away: Details here

England cricketer Ben Stokes has lost his father Ged on Tuesday.

Broad nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020

01 Dec 2020

Broad nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020

England pace spearhead Stuart Broad has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

28 Nov 2020

South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

England will be aiming to wrap up the three-match T20I series when they face hosts South Africa in the second T20I on Sunday at Boland Park.

England beat South Africa in first T20I: Records broken

28 Nov 2020

England beat South Africa in first T20I: Records broken

England beat South Africa in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

South Africa vs England, 1st T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

26 Nov 2020

South Africa vs England, 1st T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

South Africa and England gear up for the first T20I of the three-match series on Friday.

Marlon Samuels retires from all forms of cricket

04 Nov 2020

Marlon Samuels retires from all forms of cricket

West Indian cricketer Marlon Samuels has announced his retirement from professional cricket on Wednesday.