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England v West Indies: Jason Holder says Ben Stokes rivalry will continue

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Jason Holder says...→
Jason Holder leads the charge as West Indies tear through England

Jason Holder leads the charge as West Indies tear through England

Ben Stokes’ 43 was the best his team could muster in response but even that required two drops in the outfield.

Read full article: Jason Holder leads the charge as West In...→
Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blazer pocket by Joe Root

Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blazer pocket by Joe Root

Stand-in captain has been told to 'Do it your way' as he replaces Joe Root for the first Test in Southampton with the regular Test skipper absent on paternity [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blaz...→
England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready for 'massive occasion'

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready ...→
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Joe Root’s message to stand-in England captain Ben Stokes: ‘Do it your way’

Joe Root’s message to stand-in England captain Ben Stokes: ‘Do it your way’

Joe Root has told Ben Stokes to “do it your way” when he stands in as captain for England’s first Test against West Indies tomorrow.Root is missing the first T [...]

Read full article: Joe Root’s message to stand-in England c...→
Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket brain — he could become a brilliant captain

Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket brain — he could become a brilliant captain

I would back Stokes to do anything successfully in cricket after seeing what he delivered last summer

Read full article: Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket br...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England's new captain? | Vic Marks

Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England's new captain? | Vic Marks

Against a backdrop of biosecurity and an empty stadium attention will centre on how the barnstorming all-rounder copes with being in charge against West Indies

Read full article: Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or o...→
'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted Stokes's captaincy potential early

'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted Stokes's captaincy potential early

Ben Stokes has been described as ‘a leader of men’ by the former England coach Trevor Bayliss, who saw the all-rounder as captaincy material due to a magnetic [...]

Read full article: 'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted ...→
Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as England captain for first Test

Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as England captain for first Test

All-rounder will step in next week with Root missing the match to attend the birth of his second child.

Read full article: Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as Englan...→
Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test captain but job must not burden him

Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test captain but job must not burden him

There is a world of difference between captaining England in a one-off game, or occasionally, and being appointed captain on a permanent basis, with all the re [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test...→
  • #Ben Stokes
England v West Indies: Jason Holder and Ben Stokes rivalry 'huge' for series

England v West Indies: Jason Holder and Ben Stokes rivalry 'huge' for 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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Jason Holder and ...→
Ben Stokes will require patience to ensure his England captaincy does not begin with a defeat

Ben Stokes will require patience to ensure his England captaincy does not begin with a defeat

Stokes's luck is running out as the weather forecast suggests day three will be sunny and a batting day for the tourists

Read full article: Ben Stokes will require patience to ensu...→
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Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for work during pandemic at test match

Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for work during pandemic at test match

Ben Stokes and Mark Wood both wores the names of key workers on their training shirts ahead of the test match against the West Indies

Read full article: Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for wor...→
Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England choose to bat after rain delay

Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England choose to bat after rain delay

Ben Stokes won the toss and put England in to bat... Stand-in captain Ben Stokes won the eventual toss at 1.30pm and opted to bat first with the floodlights on [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England...→
Rain threatens to delay England Test as wait goes on for live cricket

Rain threatens to delay England Test as wait goes on for live cricket

Rain is threatening to delay the start of the First Test between England and West Indies. England are scheduled kick off their summer with a behind-closed-door [...]

Read full article: Rain threatens to delay England Test as ...→
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Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe Root ahead of England captaincy debut

Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe Root ahead of England captaincy debut

Stokes found the handwritten note on the hanger of the England blazer he will wear at the toss on Wednesday and admitted it was the best piece of advice he had [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe ...→
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test

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

The Durham man tiptoed around ICC rules on overt political statements but made clear the occasion would not go unmarked by England.

Read full article: Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM...→
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Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky Ponting's footsteps with captaincy role

Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky Ponting's footsteps with captaincy role

Ricky Ponting, like new England skipper Ben Stokes, was involved in an unsavoury off the field incident but rose to become one of Australia's greatest captains

Read full article: Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky P...→
Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever is premature - Klopp must do it again

Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever is premature - Klopp must do it again

JEREMY CROSS: Ben Stokes England captaincy could be a burden like it was for Freddie Flintoff PLUS Mikel Arteta, Phil Foden and Leroy Sane have all had good we [...]

Read full article: Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever ...→
Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Test warm-up

Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Test warm-up

Stokes will captain next week’s first Test against the West Indies in the absence of Joe Root.

Read full article: Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Tes...→
England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be captain for first Test with Joe Root absent

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be ...→
The making of Ben Stokes, England captain: Why natural leader's innate feeling for the game trumps his inexperience

The making of Ben Stokes, England captain: Why natural leader's innate feeling for the game trumps his inexperience

Stokes' coaches in the Durham academy regarded him as among the shrewdest cricketers for his age, but was he captaincy material?

Read full article: The making of Ben Stokes, England captai...→
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Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

The star all-rounder is preparing to deputise for father-to-be Joe Root against the West Indies.

Read full article: Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to E...→
England and West Indies take a knee before their first Test

England and West Indies take a knee before their first Test

Players on both sides showed solidarity with Black Lives Matter by taking a knee before the start of their first Test after England captain Ben Stokes said the [...]

Read full article: England and West Indies take a knee befo...→
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England v West Indies: first Test, day one – live!

England v West Indies: first Test, day one – live!

Ben Stokes captains England as Test cricket returns with no fans in attendance at the Rose Bowl. Join Rob Smyth for updates

Read full article: England v West Indies: first Test, day o...→
Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way in first match as England Test captain

Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way in first match as England Test captain

Stokes will cover regular captain Joe Root, who misses the first Test as he attends the birth of his second child.

Read full article: Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way ...→
Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your way’ ahead of England captaincy bow

Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your way’ ahead of England captaincy bow

Stokes will be skipper for the first Test against the West Indies, and Root took the time to write a short note to his stand-in.

Read full article: Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your...→
England will make 'gesture' in support of Black Lives Matter during first West Indies Test

England will make 'gesture' in support of Black Lives Matter during first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes says the move is not 'in any way, shape or form showing support towards any political matters on the movement'

Read full article: England will make 'gesture' in support o...→
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England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

Ben Stokes leading England for the first time is just one of the subplots of the first Test against West Indies, says Jonathan Agnew.

Read full article: England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes...→
Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is our time to put West Indies fast bowling back on the map'

Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is our time to put West Indies fast bowling back on the map'

Brathwaite, who hit Ben Stokes for four sixes to win the 2016 World Twenty20, says it is crucial that Test cricket retains importance

Read full article: Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is ou...→
How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - became the best Test allrounder in the world

How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - became the best Test allrounder in the world

After a remarkable two years, West Indies's astute, savvy and galvanising Test cricketer and captain is safely enthroned as the world No 1

Read full article: How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - beca...→
England to wear Black Lives Matter logo on shirts during West Indies Test series

England to wear Black Lives Matter logo on shirts during West Indies Test series

The decision was supported by Test captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes, who will lead the side in next week’s opening match, but taken by the ECB.

Read full article: England to wear Black Lives Matter logo ...→
What it’s like to be captained by Ben Stokes

What it’s like to be captained by Ben Stokes

Paul Hindmarch was part of the Durham academy when Ben Stokes captained them three times in 2008, Stokes’s only previous experience of leading a side before ne [...]

Read full article: What it’s like to be captained by Ben St...→
Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Regular skipper Joe Root is heading home to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their second child

Read full article: Ben Stokes officially named stand-in Eng...→
West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

West Indies players will wear Black Lives Matter logos on the collar of their shirts throughout the three Tests against England with Ben Stokes hoping the team [...]

Read full article: West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black...→
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Ben Stokes to step up as captain for first Test

Ben Stokes to step up as captain for first Test

Ben Stokes looks set to captain England’s first Test match against West Indies, with Joe Root expected to leave the team base in Southampton later this week fo [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes to step up as captain for fir...→
England v West Indies: Jason Holder says Ben Stokes rivalry will continue

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Jason Holder says...→
Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for work during pandemic at test match

Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for work during pandemic at test match

Ben Stokes and Mark Wood both wores the names of key workers on their training shirts ahead of the test match against the West Indies

Read full article: Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for wor...→
England v West Indies: first Test, day one – live!

England v West Indies: first Test, day one – live!

Ben Stokes captains England as Test cricket returns with no fans in attendance at the Rose Bowl. Join Rob Smyth for updates

Read full article: England v West Indies: first Test, day o...→
Rain threatens to delay England Test as wait goes on for live cricket

Rain threatens to delay England Test as wait goes on for live cricket

Rain is threatening to delay the start of the First Test between England and West Indies. England are scheduled kick off their summer with a behind-closed-door [...]

Read full article: Rain threatens to delay England Test as ...→
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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready for 'massive occasion'

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready ...→
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Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your way’ ahead of England captaincy bow

Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your way’ ahead of England captaincy bow

Stokes will be skipper for the first Test against the West Indies, and Root took the time to write a short note to his stand-in.

Read full article: Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your...→
Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket brain — he could become a brilliant captain

Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket brain — he could become a brilliant captain

I would back Stokes to do anything successfully in cricket after seeing what he delivered last summer

Read full article: Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket br...→
  • #Ben Stokes
England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

Ben Stokes leading England for the first time is just one of the subplots of the first Test against West Indies, says Jonathan Agnew.

Read full article: England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes...→
Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky Ponting's footsteps with captaincy role

Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky Ponting's footsteps with captaincy role

Ricky Ponting, like new England skipper Ben Stokes, was involved in an unsavoury off the field incident but rose to become one of Australia's greatest captains

Read full article: Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky P...→
Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England's new captain? | Vic Marks

Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England's new captain? | Vic Marks

Against a backdrop of biosecurity and an empty stadium attention will centre on how the barnstorming all-rounder copes with being in charge against West Indies

Read full article: Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or o...→
Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is our time to put West Indies fast bowling back on the map'

Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is our time to put West Indies fast bowling back on the map'

Brathwaite, who hit Ben Stokes for four sixes to win the 2016 World Twenty20, says it is crucial that Test cricket retains importance

Read full article: Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is ou...→
England to wear Black Lives Matter logo on shirts during West Indies Test series

England to wear Black Lives Matter logo on shirts during West Indies Test series

The decision was supported by Test captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes, who will lead the side in next week’s opening match, but taken by the ECB.

Read full article: England to wear Black Lives Matter logo ...→
Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Test warm-up

Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Test warm-up

Stokes will captain next week’s first Test against the West Indies in the absence of Joe Root.

Read full article: Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Tes...→
England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be captain for first Test with Joe Root absent

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be ...→
Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as England captain for first Test

Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as England captain for first Test

All-rounder will step in next week with Root missing the match to attend the birth of his second child.

Read full article: Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as Englan...→
West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

West Indies players will wear Black Lives Matter logos on the collar of their shirts throughout the three Tests against England with Ben Stokes hoping the team [...]

Read full article: West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

The star all-rounder is preparing to deputise for father-to-be Joe Root against the West Indies.

Read full article: Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to E...→
England v West Indies: Jason Holder and Ben Stokes rivalry 'huge' for series

England v West Indies: Jason Holder and Ben Stokes rivalry 'huge' for 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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Jason Holder and ...→
Ben Stokes will require patience to ensure his England captaincy does not begin with a defeat

Ben Stokes will require patience to ensure his England captaincy does not begin with a defeat

Stokes's luck is running out as the weather forecast suggests day three will be sunny and a batting day for the tourists

Read full article: Ben Stokes will require patience to ensu...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Jason Holder leads the charge as West Indies tear through England

Jason Holder leads the charge as West Indies tear through England

Ben Stokes’ 43 was the best his team could muster in response but even that required two drops in the outfield.

Read full article: Jason Holder leads the charge as West In...→
England and West Indies take a knee before their first Test

England and West Indies take a knee before their first Test

Players on both sides showed solidarity with Black Lives Matter by taking a knee before the start of their first Test after England captain Ben Stokes said the [...]

Read full article: England and West Indies take a knee befo...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England choose to bat after rain delay

Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England choose to bat after rain delay

Ben Stokes won the toss and put England in to bat... Stand-in captain Ben Stokes won the eventual toss at 1.30pm and opted to bat first with the floodlights on [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England...→
Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blazer pocket by Joe Root

Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blazer pocket by Joe Root

Stand-in captain has been told to 'Do it your way' as he replaces Joe Root for the first Test in Southampton with the regular Test skipper absent on paternity [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blaz...→
Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way in first match as England Test captain

Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way in first match as England Test captain

Stokes will cover regular captain Joe Root, who misses the first Test as he attends the birth of his second child.

Read full article: Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way ...→
Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe Root ahead of England captaincy debut

Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe Root ahead of England captaincy debut

Stokes found the handwritten note on the hanger of the England blazer he will wear at the toss on Wednesday and admitted it was the best piece of advice he had [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe ...→
Joe Root’s message to stand-in England captain Ben Stokes: ‘Do it your way’

Joe Root’s message to stand-in England captain Ben Stokes: ‘Do it your way’

Joe Root has told Ben Stokes to “do it your way” when he stands in as captain for England’s first Test against West Indies tomorrow.Root is missing the first T [...]

Read full article: Joe Root’s message to stand-in England c...→
England will make 'gesture' in support of Black Lives Matter during first West Indies Test

England will make 'gesture' in support of Black Lives Matter during first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes says the move is not 'in any way, shape or form showing support towards any political matters on the movement'

Read full article: England will make 'gesture' in support o...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test

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

The Durham man tiptoed around ICC rules on overt political statements but made clear the occasion would not go unmarked by England.

Read full article: Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever is premature - Klopp must do it again

Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever is premature - Klopp must do it again

JEREMY CROSS: Ben Stokes England captaincy could be a burden like it was for Freddie Flintoff PLUS Mikel Arteta, Phil Foden and Leroy Sane have all had good we [...]

Read full article: Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever ...→
How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - became the best Test allrounder in the world

How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - became the best Test allrounder in the world

After a remarkable two years, West Indies's astute, savvy and galvanising Test cricketer and captain is safely enthroned as the world No 1

Read full article: How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - beca...→
'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted Stokes's captaincy potential early

'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted Stokes's captaincy potential early

Ben Stokes has been described as ‘a leader of men’ by the former England coach Trevor Bayliss, who saw the all-rounder as captaincy material due to a magnetic [...]

Read full article: 'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted ...→
What it’s like to be captained by Ben Stokes

What it’s like to be captained by Ben Stokes

Paul Hindmarch was part of the Durham academy when Ben Stokes captained them three times in 2008, Stokes’s only previous experience of leading a side before ne [...]

Read full article: What it’s like to be captained by Ben St...→
Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Regular skipper Joe Root is heading home to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their second child

Read full article: Ben Stokes officially named stand-in Eng...→
The making of Ben Stokes, England captain: Why natural leader's innate feeling for the game trumps his inexperience

The making of Ben Stokes, England captain: Why natural leader's innate feeling for the game trumps his inexperience

Stokes' coaches in the Durham academy regarded him as among the shrewdest cricketers for his age, but was he captaincy material?

Read full article: The making of Ben Stokes, England captai...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test captain but job must not burden him

Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test captain but job must not burden him

There is a world of difference between captaining England in a one-off game, or occasionally, and being appointed captain on a permanent basis, with all the re [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes to step up as captain for first Test

Ben Stokes to step up as captain for first Test

Ben Stokes looks set to captain England’s first Test match against West Indies, with Joe Root expected to leave the team base in Southampton later this week fo [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes to step up as captain for fir...→
England v West Indies: Jason Holder says Ben Stokes rivalry will continue

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Jason Holder says...→
Ben Stokes will require patience to ensure his England captaincy does not begin with a defeat

Ben Stokes will require patience to ensure his England captaincy does not begin with a defeat

Stokes's luck is running out as the weather forecast suggests day three will be sunny and a batting day for the tourists

Read full article: Ben Stokes will require patience to ensu...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Jason Holder leads the charge as West Indies tear through England

Jason Holder leads the charge as West Indies tear through England

Ben Stokes’ 43 was the best his team could muster in response but even that required two drops in the outfield.

Read full article: Jason Holder leads the charge as West In...→
Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for work during pandemic at test match

Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for work during pandemic at test match

Ben Stokes and Mark Wood both wores the names of key workers on their training shirts ahead of the test match against the West Indies

Read full article: Ben Stokes honours Durham doctor for wor...→
England and West Indies take a knee before their first Test

England and West Indies take a knee before their first Test

Players on both sides showed solidarity with Black Lives Matter by taking a knee before the start of their first Test after England captain Ben Stokes said the [...]

Read full article: England and West Indies take a knee befo...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England choose to bat after rain delay

Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England choose to bat after rain delay

Ben Stokes won the toss and put England in to bat... Stand-in captain Ben Stokes won the eventual toss at 1.30pm and opted to bat first with the floodlights on [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes omits Stuart Broad as England...→
England v West Indies: first Test, day one – live!

England v West Indies: first Test, day one – live!

Ben Stokes captains England as Test cricket returns with no fans in attendance at the Rose Bowl. Join Rob Smyth for updates

Read full article: England v West Indies: first Test, day o...→
Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blazer pocket by Joe Root

Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blazer pocket by Joe Root

Stand-in captain has been told to 'Do it your way' as he replaces Joe Root for the first Test in Southampton with the regular Test skipper absent on paternity [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes reveals note left in his blaz...→
Rain threatens to delay England Test as wait goes on for live cricket

Rain threatens to delay England Test as wait goes on for live cricket

Rain is threatening to delay the start of the First Test between England and West Indies. England are scheduled kick off their summer with a behind-closed-door [...]

Read full article: Rain threatens to delay England Test as ...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way in first match as England Test captain

Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way in first match as England Test captain

Stokes will cover regular captain Joe Root, who misses the first Test as he attends the birth of his second child.

Read full article: Ben Stokes intends to do it his own way ...→
England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready for 'massive occasion'

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.

Read full article: England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ready ...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe Root ahead of England captaincy debut

Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe Root ahead of England captaincy debut

Stokes found the handwritten note on the hanger of the England blazer he will wear at the toss on Wednesday and admitted it was the best piece of advice he had [...]

Read full article: Ben Stokes given personal note from Joe ...→
Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your way’ ahead of England captaincy bow

Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your way’ ahead of England captaincy bow

Stokes will be skipper for the first Test against the West Indies, and Root took the time to write a short note to his stand-in.

Read full article: Joe Root tells Ben Stokes to ‘do it your...→
Joe Root’s message to stand-in England captain Ben Stokes: ‘Do it your way’

Joe Root’s message to stand-in England captain Ben Stokes: ‘Do it your way’

Joe Root has told Ben Stokes to “do it your way” when he stands in as captain for England’s first Test against West Indies tomorrow.Root is missing the first T [...]

Read full article: Joe Root’s message to stand-in England c...→
England will make 'gesture' in support of Black Lives Matter during first West Indies Test

England will make 'gesture' in support of Black Lives Matter during first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes says the move is not 'in any way, shape or form showing support towards any political matters on the movement'

Read full article: England will make 'gesture' in support o...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket brain — he could become a brilliant captain

Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket brain — he could become a brilliant captain

I would back Stokes to do anything successfully in cricket after seeing what he delivered last summer

Read full article: Ben Stokes has an outstanding cricket br...→
  • #Ben Stokes
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test

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

The Durham man tiptoed around ICC rules on overt political statements but made clear the occasion would not go unmarked by England.

Read full article: Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM...→
  • #Ben Stokes
England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

Ben Stokes leading England for the first time is just one of the subplots of the first Test against West Indies, says Jonathan Agnew.

Read full article: England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes...→
Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky Ponting's footsteps with captaincy role

Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky Ponting's footsteps with captaincy role

Ricky Ponting, like new England skipper Ben Stokes, was involved in an unsavoury off the field incident but rose to become one of Australia's greatest captains

Read full article: Ben Stokes told he can follow in Ricky P...→
Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England's new captain? | Vic Marks

Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England's new captain? | Vic Marks

Against a backdrop of biosecurity and an empty stadium attention will centre on how the barnstorming all-rounder copes with being in charge against West Indies

Read full article: Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or o...→
Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever is premature - Klopp must do it again

Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever is premature - Klopp must do it again

JEREMY CROSS: Ben Stokes England captaincy could be a burden like it was for Freddie Flintoff PLUS Mikel Arteta, Phil Foden and Leroy Sane have all had good we [...]

Read full article: Praising Liverpool as the greatest ever ...→
Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is our time to put West Indies fast bowling back on the map'

Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is our time to put West Indies fast bowling back on the map'

Brathwaite, who hit Ben Stokes for four sixes to win the 2016 World Twenty20, says it is crucial that Test cricket retains importance

Read full article: Carlos Brathwaite interview: 'This is ou...→
How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - became the best Test allrounder in the world

How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - became the best Test allrounder in the world

After a remarkable two years, West Indies's astute, savvy and galvanising Test cricketer and captain is safely enthroned as the world No 1

Read full article: How Jason Holder - not Ben Stokes - beca...→
England to wear Black Lives Matter logo on shirts during West Indies Test series

England to wear Black Lives Matter logo on shirts during West Indies Test series

The decision was supported by Test captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes, who will lead the side in next week’s opening match, but taken by the ECB.

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'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted Stokes's captaincy potential early

'He's a leader of men': Bayliss spotted Stokes's captaincy potential early

Ben Stokes has been described as ‘a leader of men’ by the former England coach Trevor Bayliss, who saw the all-rounder as captaincy material due to a magnetic [...]

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Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Test warm-up

Ben Stokes XI field as England begin Test warm-up

Stokes will captain next week’s first Test against the West Indies in the absence of Joe Root.

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What it’s like to be captained by Ben Stokes

What it’s like to be captained by Ben Stokes

Paul Hindmarch was part of the Durham academy when Ben Stokes captained them three times in 2008, Stokes’s only previous experience of leading a side before ne [...]

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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be captain for first Test with Joe Root absent

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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Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Regular skipper Joe Root is heading home to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their second child

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Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as England captain for first Test

Ben Stokes to replace Joe Root as England captain for first Test

All-rounder will step in next week with Root missing the match to attend the birth of his second child.

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The making of Ben Stokes, England captain: Why natural leader's innate feeling for the game trumps his inexperience

The making of Ben Stokes, England captain: Why natural leader's innate feeling for the game trumps his inexperience

Stokes' coaches in the Durham academy regarded him as among the shrewdest cricketers for his age, but was he captaincy material?

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West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

West Indies’ Test shirts to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

West Indies players will wear Black Lives Matter logos on the collar of their shirts throughout the three Tests against England with Ben Stokes hoping the team [...]

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Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test captain but job must not burden him

Ben Stokes deserves a go as England Test captain but job must not burden him

There is a world of difference between captaining England in a one-off game, or occasionally, and being appointed captain on a permanent basis, with all the re [...]

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Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

The star all-rounder is preparing to deputise for father-to-be Joe Root against the West Indies.

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Ben Stokes to step up as captain for first Test

Ben Stokes to step up as captain for first Test

Ben Stokes looks set to captain England’s first Test match against West Indies, with Joe Root expected to leave the team base in Southampton later this week fo [...]

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England v West Indies: Jason Holder and Ben Stokes rivalry 'huge' for series

England v West Indies: Jason Holder and Ben Stokes rivalry 'huge' for 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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