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Alex Hales guides Trent Rockets to win over Northern Superchargers

• Rashid Khan takes three for 31 for Rockets• Hales scored winning runs with six balls remainingAlex Hales lifted a free hit for six in an unbeaten 40 to guide Trent Rockets to a two-wicket win over Northern Superchargers with six balls to spare in th…

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Alex Hales guides Trent Rockets to win over Northern Superchargers

• Rashid Khan takes three for 31 for Rockets• Hales scored winning runs with six balls remainingAlex Hales lifted a free hit for six in an unbeaten 40 to guide Trent Rockets to a two-wicket win over Northern Superchargers with six balls to spare in th…

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The Spin | Eoin Morgan’s ODI methods are so effective he is no longer indispensable

England’s success with the white ball under Ben Stokes’s captaincy shows that Morganism can flourish without MorganFifty years ago, Britain’s postmen went on strike. For seven weeks you couldn’t send a letter – and the consequence was that London got u…

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Stokes fears England players could miss out on the Hundred due to Covid-19

‘If the players were unable to play that would be devastating’Inaugural edition could be affected due to rising casesBen Stokes has said it would be devastating if England’s Test players are unable to play in the inaugural edition of the Hundred due to…

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‘When a job calls, you need to stand up’: Ben Stokes ready to lead ODI rookies

Stand-in England captain admits shock at Pakistan series callStokes highlights Brydon Carse as having ‘X factor’At the halfway stage England’s run of white-ball fixtures was struggling to capture the imagination but seven positive Covid-19 tests and an…

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‘When a job calls, you need to stand up’: Ben Stokes ready to lead ODI rookies

Stand-in England captain admits shock at Pakistan series callStokes highlights Brydon Carse as having ‘X factor’At the halfway stage England’s run of white-ball fixtures was struggling to capture the imagination but seven positive Covid-19 tests and an…

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Ben Stokes to have surgery on broken finger and faces 12 weeks out

England allrounder injured in IPL match last weekStokes to return from India and could be out until JulyBen Stokes faces up to three months on the sidelines following news the all-rounder requires surgery on the broken finger he suffered while playing …

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Ben Stokes to have surgery on broken finger and faces 12 weeks out

England allrounder injured in IPL match last weekStokes to return from India and could be out until JulyBen Stokes faces up to three months on the sidelines following news the all-rounder requires surgery on the broken finger he suffered while playing …

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Rishabh Pant’s swashbuckling century puts India in sight of Test victory

Brilliant innings leads India fightback to lead of 89 runsEngland 205 all out; India 294-7 at stumps on second dayThey say the great players have an ability to bend the script to their will and when a couple of them on opposing sides are at it, such as…

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Ben Stokes on Joe Root’s ‘phenomenal’ double century in India – video

Speaking after England’s strong first-innings showing against India, Ben Stokes said that his teammate Joe Root’s phenomenal form with the bat has left the rest of the team feeling ‘pretty rubbish’ because he makes it look so easy. Root scored 218, bec…

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Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes rested for England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka

Pair will return for series against India in FebruaryNational selectors schedule rest periods for playersEngland will head for Sri Lanka in the new year without two of their most charismatic cricketers. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer have both been rested…

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Ben Stokes believes England’s T20 World Cup potential is ‘scary’

‘If we play our best game of cricket we can beat most teams’England top of T20 rankings after 3-0 series win in South Africa Ben Stokes has described England’s potential in Twenty20 cricket as “scary” and, while wary of sounding cocky, fancies they are…

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Chris Silverwood says Jos Buttler will be England’s T20 opener in South Africa

Buttler lost his opening spot to Ben Stokes in IPL‘We’re pretty certain about which way we want to go’It is just as well Chris Silverwood has already proved himself to be a popular and skilful conciliator within the England setup. With the T20 series a…

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England v Pakistan: talking points from a thrilling first Test | Tim de Lisle

Ben Stokes was sorely missed the last time he was absent but he has not been his superhuman self in the past two Tests With difficulty. The last time he was absent for more than the odd Test was in the 2017-18 Ashes, when he was helping Bristol police …

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First course promises a Test series to savour even without Ben Stokes

Pakistan contributed to a brilliant first Test and the next two promise more of the same even if England have selection problems to ponder, although no longer behind the stumpsWe had no right to expect such enthralling drama in what we assumed would be…

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Ben Stokes’ late ‘golden arm’ spell is no surprise to Chris Woakes

All-rounder’s two late wickets leave Pakistan 137 for 8Woakes: ‘He’s Ben Stokes, he’s capable of miracles’The late intervention from Ben Stokes that has kept England believing they can still win the first Test came as no surprise to Chris Woakes, who s…

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Ben Stokes’ fitness uncertainty forces Joe Root into late selection dilemma

Root ‘needs to know more’ before first Test against PakistanAll-rounder played batsman-only role against West IndiesJoe Root will wait on a late fitness test for Ben Stokes before deciding on the make-up of his England XI for the series opener against …

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Stuart Broad says he considered England retirement after being dropped

Bowler was recalled and played key role in West Indies series‘I was really low. I didn’t sleep for two days. I was nowhere’Stuart Broad has revealed he was “so down” after being dropped for the first Test against West Indies that he considered retiring…

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England’s superhero Ben Stokes gives ultimate escapism in our time of need | Barney Ronay

Cricket’s obsession with the all-rounder can be jarring but he inspires a special fuzzy feeling while anxiety in real life reignsBefore starting I’d just like to say I respect and cherish Ben Stokes. I venerate Ben Stokes. I revere him to the correct d…

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England coach Silverwood vows to help Ben Stokes fly high in world rankings

Stokes No 1 all-rounder and No 3 batsman after Smith and KohliChris Silverwood says 29-year-old is on ‘the crest of a wave’ Ben Stokes has risen to the top of the Test all-rounder rankings and sits third behind Steve Smith and Virat Kohli among the out…