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On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember

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He also missed the 2017–18 Ashes and the second Test match against India due to the incident and the subsequent trial. The player concerned will not say anything too controversial, in part because he is bound by the terms of his contractual arrangements with the Board employing him, and in any event is hardly likely to want to betray the trust of team mates. For example, his spray on the ridiculous excuse about the boundary sizes at Edgbaston after the WC defeat, coupled with the obscurity surrounding the test championship points system that seemingly has benefited India now, show that he won't back down and play nice to bag an IPL contract now, or in the future.

Ben Stokes: The Sun newspaper pays damages to England cricketer over front-page family tragedy story". In other words, I kept storing up everything in a certain bottle - inside of me, effectively - and I was bubbling it up until that bottle went bang and I exploded with frustration. On 17 June 2020, Stokes was included in England's 30-man squad to start training behind closed doors for the Test series against the West Indies. Stokes made his England debut more than five years ago but is still young enough to be cast as brash and unthinking. In the final match of the series, Stokes picked up just one wicket and scored 29 runs in the match as England lost by an innings and 75 runs.Won't count as a biography but definitely captures the mood and the swinging emotions of the 2019 summer that the England cricket team enjoyed. English Cricket has thrown up three great summers in my lifetime, 1981, 2005 and now 2019 and there is always a talismanic all rounder who is a little bit whoo and a little but wheey at the centre of the action. On Fire is Ben Stokes' brand new book, and in it he tells the story of England's electrifying first ever Cricket World Cup triumph, as well as this summer's momentous Ashes Test series. In the final against New Zealand, he scored 84*, including 2 sixes in the final over (one traditional and one due to overthrows after a ball bounced off Stokes' bat to the boundary), to tie the game. On 13 February 2017, Stokes was appointed vice-captain of England's test team, deputising under Joe Root, who was made captain the same day.

During the second ODI match of the series against Australia, Stokes was given out obstructing the field. Stokes' form continued into 4-test match tour of South Africa, as he was named player of the series after scoring 318 runs and taking 10 wickets. He was part of the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup, top-scoring in England's innings in the final before batting in the tied Super Over, winning the Man of the Match award. The Stokes journey has been more eventful than most, from growing up as a rebellious and adventurous youngster in New Zealand, to forging a path as one of cricket's most exciting talents with his adopted country.Best thing about this book is that it have complete scorecard attached of the match that is being talked about.

In July 2022, England defeated the South African team 2–1 in Test series, Stokes named Player of the Series, he scored 149 runs in 4 innings at an average of 37.

The whole squad, including the captain Eoin Morgan, had to self-isolate just before a home series against Pakistan. Stokes made his senior England debut in a One Day International (ODI) against Ireland in August 2011. When it was finally confirmed that Martin Guptil

That is not so much of an issue for Stokes, though, whose career to date has not been short of incident. A dedicated father of two, Stokes has been with his girlfriend, Clare, since he was 19 and freely admits to tears at the birth of his son, Layton. He later explained the combination of feeling let down over the ECB's handling of the Bristol nightclub incident, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the death of his father Ged Stokes in December 2020 due to brain cancer [119] had led him to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. Consequently, part of the ethos of the Bazball style under Stokes has been an increased focus on mental wellbeing and conditioning of the players.

Written' for the potential income I think which Ben may need given the current state of the 2023 Ashes series. It's perceived you can't feel a certain way – that's a sign of weakness to show that you are not mentally feeling great.

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