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England ready to make late call on fitness of Ben Stokes

England will decide on Tuesday if Ben Stokes is fully fit to give them the all-important balance they need in two Tests against New Zealand made more important by their Ashes misery. Captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss will see how Stokes reacts to a full-on bowling session in the Eden Park nets on Monday before deciding if they ...

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Ben Stokes admits it is ‘a privilege’ to play for England

Ben Stokes appeared to be taking it all in his stride as he made runs, took wickets and even effected two run-outs in a superlative all-round display here to lift England back into this one-day series almost single-handedly. Yet underneath it all, in this quiet and picturesque part of the country where he was born, Stokes was absolutely aware of ...

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Stokes top-scores as England thrash New Zealand in ODI

New Zealand batted first in second one-day international against England  Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took two wickets each as hosts hit 223 Stokes then top-scored for tourists, hitting first half-century since return to team ODI captain Eoin Morgan (62) also batted well as England romped to easy victory By Paul Newman for MailOnline Published: 07:53 GMT, 28 ...

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Stokes gives us belief we can win every game – Buttler

Ben Stokes’ mere presence in an England team gives Jos Buttler renewed belief that victory is almost always within their grasp. Stokes very nearly proved the point at his first attempt, returning from five months of unavailability, when in an unscripted second spell he conjured up two wickets which briefly made England favourites in Sunday’s series opener against New Zealand. ...

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Ben Stokes looked as though he had never been away

It was as if Ben Stokes had never been away from the England team. From the moment he arrived here in New Zealand there has been nothing different about him or the attitude towards him from his team-mates. And he could easily have inspired a thrilling win in his comeback match. Stokes has certainly not been hiding away. I have ...

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Stokes back, Wood injured; New Zealand bowl

Toss New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl against EnglandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details play 0:56 Kane Williamson said New Zealand would focus on their own side rather than how Ben Stokes might improve England It is confirmed. Ben Stokes will resume his England career in Hamilton following the incident in Bristol in September which led to him ...

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Eoin Morgan insists Ben Stokes is ready to run

Eoin Morgan is a keen student of the turf so he appreciated the analogy when it was put to him here that Ben Stokes resembles a thoroughbred in desperate need of a competitive gallop. ‘It certainly would be nice for Ben to get a race under his belt,’ said the England captain ahead of Sunday’s first one-day international. ‘He’s pulled ...

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Root backs Ben Stokes to find form during England’s ODIs

Ben Stokes has not played for England since his arrest in Bristol in September Joe Root believes he is ‘extremely excited’ to start playing for England again Root also suggested discipline issues did not impact England in Australia  By Press Association Sport Staff Published: 11:36 GMT, 23 February 2018 | Updated: 11:55 GMT, 23 February 2018 Joe Root is confident ...

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