Posts Tagged "Ben Stokes"

It’s two months since England’s vice-captain Ben Stokes was arrested at 2.35 on a Monday morning after an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub.

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The Ben Stokes saga isn’t weighing heavily on the mind of Darren Lehmann but Australia’s coach will be ready if the allrounder features in the Ashes, as has been widely speculated.

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Ben Stokes was England’s best player when they lost 5-0 in Australia four years ago as their highest runscorer and leading wicket-taker over the four Tests he played.

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Former Australia bowler Glenn McGrath believes England will struggle to cover the void left by the Ashes unavailability of their “enforcer” Ben Stokes.

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Two gay men say England vice-captain and allrounder Ben Stokes was defending them from homophobic abuse when arrested following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.

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It can hardly be classed as the mother of all revelations to suggest England will be worse off without the presence of Ben Stokes.

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My phone beeps. A news alert flashes up on the screen: “England confirm Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad as it stands”.

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It was under 24 hours after releasing their 16-man squad for the Ashes that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) learnt Ben Stokes had been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

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Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England cricket team must change their culture after the Ben Stokes’ arrest.

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Ben Stokes’ fading Ashes prospects may hinge on the next stage of police investigations after England suspended him and Alex Hales from all future international matches until further notice.

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A video that allegedly shows Ben Stokes throwing punches in a street fight has emerged on the day he was selected for England’s Ashes squad.

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Ben Stokes remains England’s vice-captain but ongoing investigations into the firebrand’s latest misdeed means his Ashes hopes are still up in the air.

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England shouldn’t bother coming to Australia for the Ashes if controversial allrounder Ben Stokes is rubbed out, according to Kevin Pietersen.

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Ben Stokes is currently the best all-rounder in the world, an oft-quoted assessment that will be accepted by many followers of the great game without any counter query.

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It is difficult to embrace the idea that cricket could turn away from the ideals of ‘love of the game’ and all of that, but this is exactly what’s starting to happen with the continued rise of global Twenty20 competitions.

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England have avoided an Indian sweep of the one-day international series by winning the third and final match by five runs as Ben Stokes took 3-63 with Kedar Jadhav’s fighting 90 proving to be in vain.

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Most people think ‘The Red Queen Effect’ is a term used to describe the red-faced embarrassment of Her Majesty on those occasions she attended Lord’s to watch the England team play cricket throughout the 1990s.

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Allrounder Ben Stokes claims England’s World Twenty20 semi-final against New Zealand in Delhi will feel like a home game.

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An all-rounder is one who can both bat as well as bowl, and be selected in the team as both a bowler as well as a batsman.

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Ben Stokes savoured an exceptional day with the bat in Cape Town after rewriting England’s record books.

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