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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has gained significantly in the ICC Test rankings, following his heroics at Headingley. Stokes

In what can be termed as one of the greatest Test innings ever, Ben Stokes slammed an incredible 135 not out to single-handedly lift a miserable England to victory from an impossible position and keep the hosts' chances of claiming the Ashes alive. Thanks to Stokes' genius, the series is now tied 1-1 and the Aussies are shell-shocked.

Even as the controversy over the four runs conceded to England via overthrows after the ball hit a diving Ben Stokes' bat refused to die down, a new development has emerged.

Following the conclusion of the World Cup 2019, the ICC has named the team of the tournament. Only two Indians feature in the team -- Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah -- while losing finalist leader Kane Williamson will captain the side. The team features four from World champs England, two from New Zealand, two from Australia and one from Bangladesh.

Even as the cricketing fraternity and fans are going gaga over Ben Stokes' incredible catch in the World Cup opener against South Africa

To begin with, let's understand why the cricketing world is so fascinated by all-rounders. In layman terms, you have a wicket-keeper who bats a bit and you have five batsmen and five bowlers. In effect, you have six people who can bat and five people who can bowl as their primary skill, out of the 11 players in the team. Now, if a couple of the batsmen can bowl a bit and a couple of bowlers can bat a bit, it gives immense balance to the side as the captain then has more options at his disposal.

It was a fine advertisement for the pink ball. If New Zealand’s inaugural day/night Test had been played with a red ball - not quite so hard and lively - England would probably have escaped

England All-rounder Ben Stokes return is likely to be a major determinant in England team aginst New Zealand pink ballTest at home at Eden Park starting on Thursday.

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League will start in Mumbai From April 7. The final will also take in Mumbai on May 27