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  • Be patient, Hardik Pandya can be close to Stokes in two years: Lance Klusener

    New Delhi : A game-changer in his hey-days, South African all-rounder Lance Klusener foresees India’s Hardik Pandya closing in on someone like Ben Stokes if the team management can be “patient” with him for the next two years at least. “Among current all-rounders in world cricket, Ben Stokes is right up there.

  • Leaving out Sam Curran was one of most difficult decisions: Joe Root

    Nottingham : England captain Joe Root on Friday welcomed all-rounder Ben Stokes into the playing eleven but said leaving out the promising Sam Curran for the third Test against India was one of his “most difficult” selection decisions.

  • Ben Stokes back in England’s playing eleven

    Nottingham : All-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday returned to the England playing eleven for the third Test against India, four days after being found not guilty of affray.

  • Ben Stokes not assured automatic selection: England coach Bayliss

    Nottingham : England coach Trevor Bayliss on Thursday welcomed Ben Stokes back in the national team’s fold after he was cleared of affray charges but said the troubled all-rounder is not assured of an automatic selection for the third Test against India.

  • India vs England: It is too early to talk about a 5-0 whitewash, says Jonny Bairstow

    London: The Indian team might be at a low ebb after losing the first two Tests but England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow says it is too early to talk about a 5-0 whitewash. The tourists suffered a humiliating innings defeat at Lord’s on Sunday, and England appear unstoppable at the moment but Bairstow is taking nothing for granted and said India still has the ability to turn things around.

  • Ben Stokes set to miss 3rd Test

    London : England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to miss the third Test against India regardless of the outcome of his trial for affray at Bristol Crown Court.

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    India vs England: Ben Stokes set to miss 3rd Test at Nottingham, might not be there for rest of series

    London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to miss the third Test against India regardless of the outcome of his trial for affray at Bristol Crown Court. Stokes is also facing a cricket discipline case which has been put on hold pending the end of criminal proceedings, prompting speculations in the local media that he could also miss the rest of the Test series. His trial continues

  • Ben Stokes was involved in significant violence against gay couple in street brawl, court told

    England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple’s “camp behaviour” before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday. Stokes — on trial for alleged affray — acted in “revenge, retaliation or punishment” and was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told a jury at Bristol Crown Court in southwest England.

  • Ben Stokes lost control in street brawl: Bristol Crown Court in southwest England

    Bristol : England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self-control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes, acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told a jury at Bristol Crown Court in southwest England.

  • India vs England ODI: Ben Stokes returns to England squad for series against India

    London: All-rounder Ben Stokes has been named in the 14-member England squad for the three-match ODI series against India, starting July 18. Stokes, who tore his left hamstring during the Pakistan Test series, did not take part in England’s 6-0 whitewash of Australia. He was also not picked for the three-match T20 International against India in order to give him full time to recuperate.

  • IPL 2018: Ben Stokes to Jaydev Unadkat, 10 big money players who failed to impress

    The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League has reached its business end. Like the previous seasons, this year too the franchises had spent big in the auction to lift coveted trophy. The league has given us many new talents likely Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant and many more. However, there are also many star players who have failed to live up to the expectations. Players

  • IPL 2018: 5 takeaways from Delhi Daredevils’ nail-biting win over Rajasthan Royals

    IPL 2018 is now gearing towards the business end and all the teams are now trying their hardest to reach the playoffs. Delhi Daredevils, who have been struggling quite badly throughout this tournament kept their campaign alive with a four-run win via DLS method over Rajasthan Royals. The match was reduced to 18 overs due to rain and further got interrupted and it again went down to the wire and Rajasthan couldn’t quite get

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