• Ben Stokes

    Stokes was only thinking of Bangladesh before final delivery

    England batsman Ben Stokes gave a riveting account of his innings against New Zealand, especially the final delivery of the match and what was going through his mind before it was delivered. Incredibly, the Chirstchurch-born English all-rounder was thinking only about Bangladesh.

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    Stokes available for England despite charge

    Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announces.

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    Stokes and Hales in England one-day squad for Australia

    Suspended all-rounder Ben Stokes is included in England's squad for their one-day series against Australia, although whether he plays remains in doubt.

  • Stokes signs for Canterbury amidst speculation of England return

    Suspended England allrounder Ben Stokes signs with New Zealand provincial side Canterbury, fuelling speculation he is preparing for a dramatic Ashes call-up.

  • England supremo Strauss eager for Stokes 'clarity'

    England chief Andrew Strauss admits the ongoing absence of Ben Stokes from the tour of Australia is a "blow" to the team but says the all-rounder's future involvement in the Ashes was largely out of his hands.

  • England coach writes off Stokes' Ashes chances

    England coach Trevor Bayliss says he is preparing for life without Ben Stokes in the Ashes series and adds that any reprieve for the suspended all-rounder would be just a "bonus".

  • England can't win Ashes without Stokes , says Waugh

    Test great Steve Waugh says England can't win the Ashes without Ben Stokes and the bad boy allrounder would have been dumped immediately if he was Australian.

  • Starc urges Aussie fans to 'get stuck into' Stokes

    Fast bowler Mitchell Starc urges Australian fans to "get stuck into" England bad boy Ben Stokes if he makes the trip for the upcoming Ashes, calling for them to be "very loud".

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    Brutal video signals end of Stokes’ Ashes?

    Former England star Kevin Pietersen says that Ben Stokes cannot be part of the Ashes tour due to the ‘shocking and brutal video’ of him brawling in Bristol.

  • Eng look to action man Stokes in CT

    Ben Stokes would be the first to say England are more than a one-man team but if anyone sums up their revival in limited overs cricket it is the dynamic Durham all-rounder.

  • Stokes still 'affected' by knee injury

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes concedes his troublesome knee is affecting his bowling following his match-winning hundred against South Africa in Southampton.

  • Morgan plays down Stokes fears

    England captain Eoin Morgan plays down injury concerns for all-rounder Ben Stokes, who left field with a sore knee during Wednesday's comprehensive victory over South Africa.

  • Stokes happy to choose Eng

    Ben Stokes has no qualms about having to miss the IPL final with Rising Pune Supergiant, saying England duties will always take precedence over domestic competitions.

  • Stokes 'earns his cash' with explosive ton

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes proved the $2.17 million that Rising Pune Supergiants splashed to secure his service in the Indian Premier League was a smart investment as he blasted a match-winning century against Gujarat Lions on Monday.

  • Brathwaite, Stokes face off again

    Carlos Brathwaite and Ben Stokes face off on Friday for the first time since the giant West Indian clubbed four successive sixes off the fiery Englishman to help win last year's World Twenty20.

  • Ben Stokes brought down to earth after IPL boon

    Less than a week after earning the most lucrative overseas contract in IPL history, Ben Stokes was brought back down to earth somewhat in the opening match of England's tour of the West Indies over the weekend.

  • Stokes sold for record $2.16m at IPL

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive foreign player in Indian Premier League history when he was bought by the Rising Pune Giants for more than $2 million at auction Monday.

  • Root happy to rely on old friend Stokes

    When Joe Root leads England out for the first time as Test captain he will be able to turn to a familiar face in Ben Stokes.

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    Stokes wants fans to fall in love with Eng again

    Ben Stokes chose Valentine's Day to send a message to England fans vowing to make them fall in love with the Test side again.

  • Stokes lifts Eng to 321

    Ben Stokes hit an aggressive half-century to help lift England to 321 for eight in their third and final one-day international against India in Kolkata on Sunday.

  • Ashwin treble pushes England to the edge

    Ravichandran Ashwin rattled England's top order with three wickets to leave them reeling on 78 for four at stumps on day three of the third Test on Monday, still trailing India by 56.

  • Kiwi radio station fined over Stokes prank

    New Zealand radio station was fined Tuesday over a "deceptive" prank in which a heated conversation with England all-rounder Ben Stokes' mother was broadcast live without her knowledge.

  • India take Test gamble amid T20 love

    India's cricket board may have rediscovered a love of Test cricket but with youngsters preferring the thrills of Twenty20 the decision to host 13 Tests this season represents something of a gamble.

  • Seminal triumph bears valuable lessons

    Is it the right time to look at the bigger picture, beyond Bangladesh's historic 108-run victory in the second Test against England in Mirpur on Sunday?

  • This was not a Test Eng lost, but one which Tigers won

    Tigers have not been given their due for the magnificent manner in which they beat England in a Test match. With a little luck, they could have claimed the series 2-0, and fixed, at least temporarily, the tone of condescension that accompanies them in world cricket.

  • Tigers' win has to be the best possible news for Test cricket

    England's defeat by Bangladesh has come as a shock to the system for cricket.

  • Let the salute remain a mystery

    “I don't know. Let some things remain a secret,” chuckled Shakib Al Hasan when asked why he celebrated Ben Stokes's wicket with a salute. That is all he said and then paused for the next question of the interview.

  • 'This is the beginning of something very big'

    Implementing new strategies has been a trademark of Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha's tenure in since his arrival in

  • Shakib thanks England and Stokes

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and England counterpart Ben Stokes, the two most competitive players on either side, salute each other on twitter after the end of the epic Test series between the sides.

  • Stokes fined 15 per cent of match fee

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second