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Ben Stokes: Eoin Morgan says England right to rest all-rounder for T20

Ben Stokes averages 14 with the bat and 48 with the ball in 21 T20 internationals England v West Indies: Twenty20 Venue: Emirates Riverside Date: Saturday 16 September Time: 18:30 BST Coverage: Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Live text commentary on BBC Sport website on desktop, tablet and app Captain Eoin Morgan says England are right to rest Ben Stokes for Saturday’s Twenty20 against West Indies at Chester-le-Street. Durham are unhappy the all-rounder will not play on his home ground, having focused…

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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ‘a freak cricketer’ – Michael Vaughan

Pint-sized TMS: Stokes stars but England falter All-rounder Ben Stokes is a “freak cricketer” who can be an England match-winner for years to come, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. Stokes, 26, produced a Test-best 6-22 as West Indies were all out for 123 on day one of the deciding Test at Lord’s. The hosts stumbled to 46-4 by the close, with Stokes 13 not out. Vaughan, speaking on BBC Test Match Special, said the Durham player is a “very, very special cricketer” who is capable of producing “magic”. Stokes…

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Pint-sized TMS: Ben Stokes takes six wickets before England falter against West Indies

Watch highlights as Ben Stokes takes six wickets before England falter to 46-4 at the end of a remarkable first day of the deciding Test against West Indies at Lord’s. READ MORE: England stumble as 14 wickets fall on opening day WATCH MORE: Stokes takes career-best six at Lord’s Available to UK users only. Source link

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Ben Stokes: Trevor Bayliss defends decision to rest all-rounder in Durham

Ben Stokes has played two previous international matches at Chester-le-Street England coach Trevor Bayliss has defended the decision to rest all-rounder Ben Stokes for the Twenty20 international against West Indies. The game, on 16 September, is a sell-out at Stokes’ Durham home ground of Chester-le-Street. Writing in the Mirror, former England all-rounder and Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham criticised the move. “It was a collective decision between the management and the player in that Ben needed a break,” said Bayliss. “It is just unfortunate that it is a one-off T20…

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England v South Africa: Ben Stokes relishes a battle, says Stuart Broad

Stokes reaches fifth Test century with a six All-rounder Ben Stokes is a better player when “he’s in a battle”, says England team-mate Stuart Broad. Stokes followed-up his first-innings hundred with two wickets in two balls as England dominated South Africa on day four of the third Test at The Oval. “You want him either batting or bowling in the key moments,” said Broad. “He’s a better cricketer when he is fired up. The team are learning how to get him in that mode more often than not.” Nottinghamshire fast…

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Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes the best player in the world – Graeme Swann

Morgan and Stokes blast ‘new’ England to victory England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently the best player in the world, says former spinner Graeme Swann. Stokes hit an unbeaten 102 to lead England to a 40-run win on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method at Edgbaston, which eliminated Australia from the Champions Trophy. “Of all the moments Stokes has had in an England shirt, this is the finest,” Swann told BBC Test Match Special. “He looks as good as any player in the world.” Stokes, 26, has scored two centuries in four ODI…

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Champions Trophy: Ben Stokes hits century as England eliminate Australia

Watch: Roy’s brilliant catch sparks Australia collapse Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston: Australia 277-9 (50 overs): Finch 68, Wood 4-33, Rashid 4-41 England 240-4 (40.2 overs): Stokes 102 not out, Hazlewood 2-50 England won by 40 runs (DLS method) Scorecard; Standings A blistering 102 not out from Ben Stokes saw England romp past Australia by 40 runs on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern calculations and dump their rivals out of the Champions Trophy. England had been reduced to 6-2 and then 35-3 chasing 278 to win, as Australia’s pace attack threatened to take the…

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