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Ben Stokes: English international cricketer
Benjamin Andrew Stokes is an English international cricketer. Stokes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup, winning Man of the Match in the final. He has captained the England team in both Tests and One Day Internationals when the regular captain has been unavailable. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Stokes moved to northern England with his parents at the age of 12, where he learnt the game and began playing club cricket for local teams. A left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Stokes was ranked the top-ranked Test all-rounder in the world in July 2020.

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Root: Stokes has full support of team amid mental health challenges [Video]

Root: Stokes has full support of team amid mental health challenges

Joe Root says Ben Stokes has the full support of the his England team-mates and the ECB after the all-rounder announced he would be taking time away from the game to concentrate on his mental health.

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Ben Stokes taking break from cricket for mental health reasons [Video]

Ben Stokes taking break from cricket for mental health reasons

Ben Stokes “will take an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect”, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

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England will make a late decision over all-rounder Ben Stokes' place in the T20 World Cup squad, set to be named on Thursday.
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Ben Stokes: The Sun newspaper pays damages to England cricketer over front-page family tragedy story

The Sun newspaper pays damages to England cricketer Ben Stokes and his mother Deborah after the tabloid published a story that included details of a family tragedy.
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England v India: BBC Sport pundits predict the winners

Can England cope without Ben Stokes? Will India claim a first series win in England since 2007? And which member of the BBC team cannot decide?
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England v India: Joe Root says 'I just want my friend to be OK' after Ben Stokes takes break

Ben Stokes has "an opportunity to put himself first", says England Test captain Joe Root as the all-rounder takes an indefinite break from cricket.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to miss India Test series and to take 'indefinite break' from all cricket

Ben Stokes "will take an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect" and has withdrawn from England's Test squad for the series against India.
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Ben Stokes to take indefinite break from cricket to 'prioritise his mental well-being'

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Ben Stokes has announced he is to take an "indefinite" break from cricket to "prioritise his mental well-being".
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The Hundred - Rockets v Superchargers: Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Alex Hales & Laura Kimmince star in plays of the day

Watch the best moments of the men's and women's matches at Trent Bridge as Trent Rockets hosted Northern Superchargers.
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The Hundred - Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers: Alex Hales survives Ben Stokes drop before smashing winning six

Alex Hales survives a dropped catch from Ben Stokes before smashing a winning six for Trent Rockets against Northern Superchargers in The Hundred at Trent Bridge.
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The Hundred: Alex Hales leads Trent Rockets to unlikely, thrilling victory over Northern Superchargers

Alex Hales capitalises on a Ben Stokes drop to lead Trent Rockets to a thrilling, unlikely two-wicket victory over Northern Superchargers.
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England v Pakistan: 'Bowled him!' - England captain Ben Stokes dismissed

Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes is bowled during his 100th ODI appearance by Pakistan's Hasan Ali at Lord's.
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England v Pakistan: Ben Stokes to captain as hosts name 18 players in new squad

The potential debutants, the familiar faces, the big opportunities. Who are the 18 players in England's new squad to face Pakistan?
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T20 Blast: Ben Stokes and Joe Root help Durham and Yorkshire to victories

Ben Stokes and Joe Root are on the winning side for Durham and Yorkshire respectively, while Notts tie with Lancashire.
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Relive England's best moments from last summer's Tests

Relive England's best moments from last summer's Test matches, including James Anderson's 600th Test wicket, Stuart Broad's stunning return to the team and Ben Stokes' heroics with bat and ball.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder out for up to 12 weeks with fractured finger

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after it was determined he would need surgery on a fractured finger.
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IPL social: A behind-the-scenes look at what's been going on in the world's richest cricket competition

Who could replace Ben Stokes at Rajasthan Royals? Plus Sam Billings and others show off their bhangra skills and more in this week's IPL social.
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Ben Stokes: Wisden name England all-rounder leading cricketer in world again

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world for the second year in a row.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder ruled out of IPL with broken finger, say Rajasthan Royals

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is out of the Indian Premier League with a broken finger, his Rajasthan Royals team say.
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India v England: Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes led chase of 338

Jonny Bairstow strikes a magnificent century and Ben Stokes a brutal 99 in an emphatic England chase of 337 to beat India in the second ODI in Pune.
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Jofra Archer: Ben Stokes says fast bowler needs to 'get his elbow properly sorted'

Jofra Archer needs to "get his elbow properly sorted" in order to protect his long-term career, says Ben Stokes.
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India v England: Rishabh Pant ton defies Ben Stokes-led fightback

Rishabh Pant's dazzling century ensures India repel a Ben Stokes-led England fightback on a compelling second day of the final Test in Ahmedabad.
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India v England: Ben Stokes facing 'hardest' batting conditions of his career as tourists struggle again

All-rounder Ben Stokes says these are the "hardest" batting conditions he has ever faced after England struggled again on day one of the final Test against India.
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India v England: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer return to Joe Root's squad for first two Tests in Ahmedabad

All-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Jofra Archer return to the England squad for the first two Tests of the tour of India.
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