Stokes is playing his 63rd TestEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15% of his match fee for an altercation with a spectator on day one of the fourth Test in South Africa.He was also given one demerit point, which will sit on his disciplinary record for 24 months, by the International Cricket Council (ICC).Stokes,…

Ben Stokes is playing in his 63rd Test for EnglandEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes has apologised for his “unprofessional reaction” after an altercation with a member of the crowd during the fourth Test against South Africa.The 28-year-old used expletives towards someone as he made his way off the field after being dismissed for two.”I wish to…

Ben Stokes was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in DecemberEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes been named as player of the year by the International Cricket Council.Stokes, 28, was man of the match as England won their first men’s World Cup in a dramatic super over against New Zealand in July.He also scored an unbeaten…

While Ben Stokes rejoined training on Christmas Day, Ollie Pope is the latest player to be suffering with illnessSouth Africa v England, first TestVenue: SuperSport Park, Centurion Dates: 26-30 December Start time: 08:00 GMTCoverage: Live text commentary and The Cricket Social on the BBC Sport websiteBen Stokes has returned to full training with England as…

Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes wins Sports Personality 2019Ben Stokes said his cricket heroics in 2019 moved his life forward after a troubled previous year.The 28-year-old, who helped England win the Cricket World Cup and starred in the Ashes, was voted Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, 16 months…

By Jonathan Agnew BBC cricket correspondent Ben Stokes has earned legendary status through his exploits on the cricket field this summer and his Sports Personality of the Year award underlines how much the British public admires him.The award truly is the icing on the cake of a fantastic 12 months for the Durham all-rounder.In the…

England lost the first Test against New Zealand by an innings and 65 runsTest captain Joe Root is “England’s best player” and has the “full support” of his team-mates, says all-rounder Ben Stokes.Root, 28, has been criticised after the tourists’ defeat by New Zealand in the opening match of their two-Test series.He made two and…

Stokes was dropped by Warner during his match-winning innings at HeadingleyEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes is using Australia opener David Warner to sell his new book, says Australia captain Tim Paine.Stokes said Warner’s comments to him on the field inspired his match-winning innings in the third Ashes Test at Headingley in the summer.Asked whether it was…