Latest Cricket News Updates https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com Latest news from 2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com (c)2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com en-gb Sat 04 Dec 2021 Ben Stokes takes indefinite break from cricket, to miss Test series against India https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/K60QyOib4L_drh-sevawcirc/ben-stokes-takes-indefinite-break-from-cricket-to-miss-test-series-against-india.html England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricket and will miss the upcoming five-match Test series against India, which will start on August 4. The England Cricket Board (ECB) announced the same on Friday, July 30. The board informed that Stokes wants to focus on mental well-being. At the same time, his index finger will also get a chance to heal. Would be a lie to say I wasn't surprised how easily we have beaten Pakistan: Ben Stokes https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/ufxMkRzSBS_drh-sevawcirc/would-be-a-lie-to-say-i-wasnt-surprised-how-easily-we-have-beaten-pakistan-ben-stokes.html Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes has admitted that he has been surprised at how well a team chosen at the last moment for the ODI series against Pakistan has performed in the first two matches. England were forced to select a whole new team for the one-day series after seven members of the original contingent tested positive for COVID-19. You cannot compare anyone in India with Ben Stokes: Gautam Gambhir https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/bEb8zbye9h_drh-sevawcirc/you-cannot-compare-anyone-in-india-with-ben-stokes-gautam-gambhir.html Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has termed Ben Stokes as a player in a completely different league. According to Gambhir, no player comes close to Stokes on current form. Stokes hit a match-winning 176 in the second Test against West Indies to help the hosts level the series. Gambhir scored 313 runs and claimed nine wickets in the first two Tests. ICC Test Rankings: Stokes is now No. 2 all-rounder, Bumrah breaks into top 10 https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/pJkkNgv9vT_drh-sevawcirc/icc-test-rankings-stokes-is-now-no-2-all-rounder-bumrah-breaks-into-top-10.html England all-rounder Ben Stokes has gained significantly in the ICC Test rankings, following his heroics at Headingley. Stokes Never give up, it's never over until it's over: Stokes after miraculous 135 https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/zmlVPHGagn_drh-sevawcirc/never-give-up-its-never-over-until-its-over-stokes-after-miraculous-135.html 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. World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes requested umpires to strike-off four additional runs, reveals James Anderson https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/r4I2J1R3G2_drh-sevawcirc/world-cup-2019-ben-stokes-requested-umpires-to-strike-off-four-additional-runs-reveals-james-anderson.html 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. ICC names World Cup 2019 XI; Rohit, Bumrah only Indians https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/H2q2MGLaMr_drh-sevawcirc/icc-names-world-cup-2019-xi-rohit-bumrah-only-indians.html 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. Ben Stokes doesn't rate Phehlukwayo catch as his best ever; this is the one he does https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/YdJqUkuZWy_drh-sevawcirc/ben-stokes-doesnt-rate-phehlukwayo-catch-as-his-best-ever-this-is-the-one-he-does.html Even as the cricketing fraternity and fans are going gaga over Ben Stokes' incredible catch in the World Cup opener against South Africa