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Ben Stokes: English international cricketer
Benjamin Andrew Stokes is an English international cricketer and current vice-captain of the England Test team. Stokes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In July 2020, Stokes captained the England team for the first time, for the first Test match against the West Indies.

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Captains reflect on West Indies' first test victory [Video]

Captains reflect on West Indies' first test victory

Ben Stokes and Jason Holder reflect on the West Indies victory in the first Test in their three match series.

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Stokes, Holder welcome return of international cricket [Video]

Stokes, Holder welcome return of international cricket

England's Ben Stokes optimistic on the return of international cricket and says he will still look to regular skipper Joe Root for advice as they face the West Indies.

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Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test [Video]

Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test

Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes has said his team will “show a gesture” to the Black Lives Matter movement but did not confirm whether that would mean taking a knee.Stokes said: “There is..

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England v West Indies: How do the captains compare? [Video]

England v West Indies: How do the captains compare?

England and the West Indies face off in the first of three Tests on Wednesday, which marks Ben Stokes' maiden outing as captain. We take a look at how he compares to his counterpart.

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Andrew Strauss praises Ben Stokes’ 'cricket intelligence' ahead of West Indies Test [Video]

Andrew Strauss praises Ben Stokes’ 'cricket intelligence' ahead of West Indies Test

Former England captain and Director of Cricket for the ECB Sir Andrew Strauss, has backed Ben Stokes as interim England captain ahead of the return of international Test cricket in England.

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Ben Stokes set to captain England while Joe Root attends birth of second child [Video]

Ben Stokes set to captain England while Joe Root attends birth of second child

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time in next week’s opening Test against the West Indies, taking over from regular skipper Joe Root as he takes time out for the birth of his second..

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Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy [Video]

Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

Ben Stokes has vowed to captain England with the same attacking instincts that have made him one of the most exciting players in international cricket. Stokes is increasingly certain to earn a..

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Root backs Stokes as captain if rescheduled Test clashes with birth of his child [Video]

Root backs Stokes as captain if rescheduled Test clashes with birth of his child

Ben Stokes could be the man who leads England in the first Test of the summer, after newly announced dates for the West Indies tour confirmed a possible clash with the birth of Joe Root's second child...

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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes says Stuart Broad is 'nowhere near done'

Stuart Broad is "nowhere near done" despite being left out of England's first-Test defeat by West Indies, says stand-in captain Ben Stokes.
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England v West Indies: Dom Bess dismisses Shai Hope for 16 after Ben Stokes catch

Frustrated England get their first wicket of the day as Dom Bess dismisses Shai Hope for 16 as the West Indies batsman edges to Ben Stokes at slip.
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England v West Indies: Jason Holder says Ben Stokes rivalry will continue

West Indies captain Jason Holder says his rivalry with England's Ben Stokes will continue through the series after dismissing him in the first Test.
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Stokes rivalry will continue through series - Holder

West Indies captain Jason Holder says his rivalry with England's Ben Stokes will continue through the series after dismissing him in the first Test.
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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready for 'massive occasion'

Stand-in captain Ben Stokes says England are ready for the "massive occasion" of the first Test against West Indies, which starts on Wednesday.
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Stokes to captain England in first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time after confirmation Joe Root will miss the first Test against West Indies.
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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be captain for first Test with Joe Root absent

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time after confirmation Joe Root will miss the first Test against West Indies.
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'England could lose next superstar' - Wood's fears for grassroots cricket

English cricket could "lose the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" if grassroots cricket does not return quickly, says Mark Wood.
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English cricket could lose next superstar if grassroots game does not return - Mark Wood

English cricket could "lose the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" if grassroots cricket does not return quickly, says Mark Wood.
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Stokes-Holder rivalry 'huge' for England-West Indies series

West Indies coach Phil Simmons says the rivalry between Jason Holder and Ben Stokes will be "huge" during the upcoming Test series against England.
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Ben Stokes: Cricket behind closed doors would not take away competitive edge

England cricketer Ben Stokes tells 5 Live Breakfast that playing cricket behind closed doors would not take away the competitive edge.
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BBC Sport's five things to do today

Find out why James Milner planking and Ben Stokes spinning feature among our five things to do today.
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Ashes quiz: How well do you remember Stokes' Headingley Test?

It was the match made famous by Ben Stokes' heroics. But just how much can you recall from the epic third Ashes Test last summer?
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Ben Stokes: Wisden name England all-rounder leading cricketer in world

Ben Stokes becomes the first Englishman since 2005 to be named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world.
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Virtual Formula 1: Ben Stokes last as Charles Leclerc's practice pays off

England cricketer Ben Stokes finishes last in his first Formula 1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc wins.
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Stokes still preparing in case delayed IPL starts in mid-April

England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month.
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England's Stokes out of Sri Lanka warm-up 'but not linked' to coronavirus

Ben Stokes withdraws from England's warm-up match in Sri Lanka to undergo abdominal tests - but it is not linked to any coronavirus concerns.
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Ben Stokes: England all-round withdraws from Sri Lanka warm-up with abdominal problem

Ben Stokes withdraws from England's warm-up match in Sri Lanka to undergo abdominal tests - but it is not linked to any coronavirus concerns.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder fined for altercation with fan

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is fined 15% of his match fee for an altercation with a spectator during the fourth Test in South Africa.
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Ben Stokes appears to be involved in altercation during fourth Test

England's Ben Stokes appears to be involved in a verbal exchange with someone off the field during the fourth Test against South Africa.
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England in South Africa: Ollie Pope & Ben Stokes hit hundreds in third Test

Ollie Pope scores his first Test century and Ben Stokes 120 to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against South Africa.
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Pope and Stokes centuries put England on top against South Africa

Ollie Pope struck his first Test centuriy and Ben Stokes cracked a hundred of his own to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against South Africa.
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South Africa v England: Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope give tourists edge

An unbroken stand of 76 between Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope gives England a slight edge over South Africa at the end of a fluctuating first day of the third Test in Port Elizabeth.
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Stokes and Pope give England the edge on day one

An unbroken stand of 56 between Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope gave England a slight edge over South Africa at the end of a fluctuating first day of the third Test in Port Elizabeth.
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Stokes born for the big moments, says England captain Root

Joe Root says Ben Stokes is "born for the big moments" after the all-rounder inspirea England to victory in the second Test against South Africa.
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England in South Africa: Ben Stokes born for the big moments - Joe Root

Joe Root says Ben Stokes is "born for the big moments" after the all-rounder inspires England to victory in the second Test against South Africa.
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Stokes 'would swap' 2019 success for dad's health

Ben Stokes says he would trade everything he achieved in his World Cup-winning year to see his dad "happy and healthy".
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder would 'swap' World Cup-winning year for father's health

Ben Stokes says he would trade everything he achieved in his World Cup-winning year to see his dad "happy and healthy".
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Ben Stokes' father Ged out of intensive care in South Africa

England all-rounder Ben Stokes' father is out of intensive care in Johannesburg after being admitted before the first Test against South Africa.
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New Year Honours: Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and Baroness Sue Campbell recognised

England's Cricket World Cup winners Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes are given New Year Honours as Baroness Sue Campbell is made a dame.
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New Year Honours 2020: Newton-John and England cricketers on list

Ben Stokes, Elton John and Nadiya Hussain are named alongside the Grease star on the New Year list.
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Stokes back training for Boxing Day Test as father improves, but illness hampers England

Ben Stokes returns to full training with England as they prepare for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, after his father shows signs of improvement in hospital.
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England in South Africa: Ben Stokes misses training with father critically ill

Ben Stokes will not train with England on Tuesday after his father was admitted to hospital after suffering a serious illness.
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Stokes to miss England training with father critically ill

Ben Stokes will not train with England on Tuesday after his father was admitted to hospital after suffering a serious illness.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder relives his special summer of cricket

England all-rounder Ben Stokes looks back on some of the photographs that tell the story of a special summer of cricket.
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'2019 will be hard to top and wipes away anything that happened the year before'

Ben Stokes says his cricket heroics in 2019 moved his life forward after a troubled previous year.
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Ben Stokes: Sports Personality winner reflects on his 'amazing' 12 months

Ben Stokes says his cricket heroics in 2019 moved his life forward after a troubled previous year.
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Sports Personality of the Year 2019: Ben Stokes crowned winner

England cricketer Ben Stokes is voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.
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England cricketer Stokes wins Sports Personality of the Year

England cricketer Ben Stokes is voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.
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Ben Stokes' Ashes heroics inspire underpants charity run

Jonathan Lamley said he would do a Parkrun in his pants if England clinched an unlikely Ashes win.
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'He's England's best player and knows he's got our full support' - Stokes on Root

Test captain Joe Root is "England's best player" and has the "full support" of his team-mates, says all-rounder Ben Stokes.
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England in New Zealand: Ben Stokes hits 67 not out on opening day of first Test

England make a promising start to the first Test in New Zealand with some patient batting on the opening day in Mount Maunganui.
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'Stokes using Warner to sell book'

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is using Australia opener David Warner to sell his new book, says Australia captain Tim Paine.
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England made to work hard in New Zealand A warm-up match as Joe Root goes off injured

England's Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes take two wickets each on a testing opening day for the tourists in a warm-up match against New Zealand A.
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England have tough day in tour match as Root goes off hurt

England's Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes take two wickets each on a testing opening day for the tourists in a warm-up match against New Zealand A.
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Ben Stokes: David Warner's comments inspired match-winning heroics in third Ashes Test

England's Ben Stokes says his match-winning heroics in the third Ashes Test of the summer at Headingley were motivated by Australia's David Warner.
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Warner comments inspired Stokes' Ashes heroics

England's Ben Stokes says his match-winning heroics in the third Ashes Test of the summer at Headingley were motivated by Australia's David Warner.
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Stokes backed by Giles & new coach Silverwood

England managing director Ashley Giles and new coach Chris Silverwood back Ben Stokes after allegations of a physical altercation with his wife.
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