ENGLAND and India continue their marathon Test series in the marquee clash of the summer, which began in Birmingham and will conclude at the Oval in September. Joe Root's side have a commanding 2-0 lead but the England captain raised eyebrows by axing in-form Sam Curran for the returning Ben Stokes ahead of the third
JOE ROOT claims dumping Sam Curran for the returning Ben Stokes in today’s Third Test against India was the toughest decision of his career. Skipper Root, convinced by Stokes he was ready to play, said: “It’s one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make as captain even though I still feel he has
BEN STOKES is back in the England team for the Third Test against India at Trent Bridge… replacing Sam Curran. The Durham all-rounder, 27, was acquitted of affray earlier this week and will now replace in-form Surrey youngster in the team, according to skipper Joe Root. Reuters 6 Ben Stokes will play for England against
GREAME SWANN, the former England cricketer turned Test commentator, is swapping the microphone for the Argentine tango. For the former Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire spinner, a familiar voice on BBC'S Test Match Special, has signed up for BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Getty Images – Getty 4 Graeme Swann has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing He
TREVOR BAYLISS has revealed Ben Stokes was recalled by England for his own welfare. And coach Bayliss has urged the Durham all-rounder to make a public apology for his early-morning Bristol street fight. Getty – Contributor 3 Ben Stokes was called back to the England squad for his own welfare As Stokes, 27, trained yesterday
ENGLAND head coach Trevor Bayliss has urged Ben Stokes to issue a public apology after being found not guilty of affray following his Bristol nightclub brawl. Stokes, 27, was acquitted on Tuesday and has reportedly apologised to his team-mates for the saga, but has not gone public. PA:Press Association 4 Trevor Bayliss has urged Ben
BEN STOKES should be given a yellow card, a final warning and told he must never again damage the image of cricket. But it is right that he is free to play in the Third Test on Saturday and, in my view, the disciplinary commission should not impose further sanctions. 5 Ben Stokes can roar
IT was the worst of both worlds for English cricket at last winter’s Ashes. England refused to select their best player, Ben Stokes, who was an innocent man then — just as he is now — after a jury acquitted him of an affray charge. News Group Newspapers Ltd 4 Ben Stokes will link up
CRICKETER Ben Stokes has made more than his fair share of headlines over the years. But what do we know about the England star’s wife, who has supported him as he rose to the top of world cricket? Introducing Clare Ratcliffe… 3 Clare Ratcliffe is pictured with her fiancé Ben Stokes Who is Clare Ratcliffe?
BEN STOKES will be batting and bowling in practice at Trent Bridge on Thursday — just 48 hours after being cleared of affray. And England are 100 per cent correct to add him to their squad because there is no legal or moral reason why he should not play in the rest of the series.