Raza becomes the first Zimbabwe player to be nominated since Sean Williams back in March 2021, thanks to a series of outstanding contributions with the bat in home series against Bangladesh and India.
Following his announcement, Kohli had called the all-rounder "the most competitive bloke" he has played against.
Stokes made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2011 and has scored 2919 runs in 104 ODIs, averaging 39.44, including three centuries and 21 half-centuries, and picked 74 wickets at an average of 41.79. He captained the ODI side during last summer's 3-0 series victory against Pakistan when first-choice members were unavailable due to Covid-19 outbreak.
While Stokes is understood to have made progress, England are aware he would face a huge challenge to return during an Ashes tour
Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have extended their support towards ending child labour, one of the key projects of the British Asian Trust (BAT) in the capital city of Rajasthan, according to a statement on Wednesday. The Child Labour-Free Jaipur Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership set up with the support of the […]
New Delhi: While big totals may be the first thing that comes to mind when one says the phrase ‘modern cricket’ another mutation the game has gone through in the past decade has been an elevation in fielding standards. The advent of sports science and parameters like the yo-yo test has made players leaner and […]
New Delhi: All-rounders are the flavour of the season and this World Cup will feature some of the best in the business. West Indies legend Clive Lloyd told Times of India that the ICC’s flagship event in England and Wales will be “World Cup of all-rounders”. IANS takes a look at the five best all […]
London: Failure of the England batsmen to convert starts saw them post 311/8 against South Africa in the opening game of the 2019 World Cup at the Kennington Oval on Thursday. Riding on fifties from Jason Roy (54), Joe Root (51), Eoin Morgan (57) and Ben Stokes (89), the hosts ensured that the failures of […]
Birmingham: The stage was set for a vintage M.S. Dhoni finish as India needed 104 off the last 10 overs with the former India skipper just in and warming up at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Sunday. But his attempt to take the game deep saw India left with 57 needed off the last 18 […]
London: Amid the furore over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes’ bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England’s win over New Zealand. […]
London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Tuesday turned down a nomination to be the New Zealander of the Year. He went on to add that the award would suit someone like New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. “I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year. I am proud of my New Zealand […]
London: England on Day 3 put themselves firmly in the driver’s seat in the final Ashes Test at the The Oval. Joe Denly missed out his maiden Test ton by six runs but his effort, combined with those of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, helped the hosts extend their lead to 382. England are looking […]
London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been made to revive the past horrors and traumatic events about his family after an English daily published ran a story, has found support from the country’s cricket board. Stokes, who was England’s hero in World Cup 2019 which they won in dramatic fashion, on Tuesday slammed the […]
England’s cricket star and hero of the English team that won the World Cup in 2019, Ben Stokes has become popular in India for a different reason. It is said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli at times uses a cuss word in Hindi that rhymes with Ben Stokes’s name. On Monday, ESPNcricinfo (Twitter handle) shared […]
Manchester: All-round Ben Stokes was the chief orchestrator as England beat West Indies by 113 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test at the Old Trafford here on Monday to level the three-match series 1-1. Stokes set up England‘s victory with a majestic 176 in the first innings as he stitched […]
Chennai: A great strokemaker himself, star all-rounder Ben Stokes is in awe of Joe Root’s ability to play spin bowling, saying on Saturday that half of England team’s batsmen can’t tackle the tweakers like their captain does. Playing in his 100th Test, Root compiled his fifth double century on the second day of the opening […]