Jofra Archer turned up the heat after Jos Buttler’s century but England settled for an underwhelming draw to complete their preparations for the Test series against New Zealand.
England stars Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer have all been retained by Rajasthan Royals for next year’s Indian Premier League, where they will be captained by Australia’s Steve Smith.
Ben Stokes has no desire to be England captain, saying: “It’s just not one of those things I’m desperate to do.”
Darren Gough believes England must “find a way” to thrive on unresponsive surfaces, pointing out Tim Southee and Trent Boult have done so in New Zealand despite their status as swing bowlers.
Ben Stokes has been feted by Time magazine in its inaugural ‘100 Next’ List – a lofty collection of “rising stars shaping the future”.
The Hundred may remain an unfamiliar format but the consensus at Sunday’s draft appeared to be that spin will be the way to win.
Ashley Giles has revealed concerns that Ben Stokes’ growing fame is being “used against him” after rejecting allegations of an altercation between the player and his wife.
New England head coach Chris Silverwood has given his backing to Ben Stokes following allegations he and his wife were involved in a physical altercation at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards.
Ben Stokes has labelled allegations he and his wife were involved in a physical altercation at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards “totally irresponsible”.
Ben Stokes’ wife has dismissed a report of a physical altercation between the couple at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards.
The first players have been selected for the inaugural edition of The Hundred, an eight-team competition spread across five weeks that is set to launch next summer.