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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Kings Xi Punjab, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Kings XI Punjab, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals attempts to take a catch during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his century during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Ben Stokes plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderbad, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.

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Rajasthan Royals player Ben Stokes appeals for the wicket during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Ben Stokes gets clean bowled during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

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Rajasthan Royals player Ben Strokes plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Delhi Capitals, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Ben Stokes plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.

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England's Ben Stokes, right, plays a shot during the first day of the third cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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England's Ben Stokes, center, and teammates walk off the field carrying stumps after their win on the last day of the second cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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England's Ben Stokes walks off the field carrying a stump after their win on the last day of the second cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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West Indies' captain Jason Holder, right, greets England's Ben Stokes after their win on the last day of the second cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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England's Dom Sibley, left, celebrates with teammate Ben Stokes after scoring a century during the second day of the second cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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England captain Ben Stokes, left, reacts as West Indies captain Jason Holder, right, takes a run during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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West Indies' John Campbell, left, greets England captain Ben Stokes after winning the first cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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England captain Ben Stokes takes a catch in the slips during a nets session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Tuesday July 7, 2020.

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England team coach Chris Silverwood, third left, captain Ben Stokes, third right, West Indies team coach Phil Simmons, second left, and captain Jason Holder, center, interact with the umpires as rain delayed the start of the first day of the 1st cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday July 8, 2020.

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South Africa celebrate the wicket of Ben Stokes, right, during day one of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

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England's batsman Ben Stokes smashes the ball for six runs as South Africa's wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock watches on during day one of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

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Australia missed the run out of Jack Leach, the England No. 11, and had a great shout for LBW against Stokes turned down having already wasted their second review. An emotional Stokes made Australia pay, hitting Pat Cummins through cover for a boundary four to complete a thrilling win.

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Stokes continued to bat sensibly, reaching his second century of the series.

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After Root (77) got out early on Day 4, Stokes and Jonny Bairstow (not in pic) batted through valiantly, the former taking 83 balls to reach double figures, but England fell apart in the afternoon.

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Ben Stokes hit a stunning unbeaten century as England defeated Australia by one wicket to win an epic third Test at Headingley on Sunday (August 25) and kept the Ashes alive.

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England's Jack Leach and Ben Stokes, right, celebrate victory on day four of the third Ashes cricket Test match against Australia at Headingley, Leeds, England.

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England's Ben Stokes celebrates victory on day four of the third Ashes cricket Test match against Australia at Headingley, Leeds, England.

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Rain prevented play from starting for 70 minutes (on Day 5) before Ben Stokes' century took England to 258/5d, setting the visitors a target of 267.

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England's Ben Stokes, right, and Rory Burns take a run during the second day of the first Ashes Test cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

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Ben Stokes will be key to England's chances at the Ashes.

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England's Ben Stokes, center, celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Colin De Grandhomme during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street, England.

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England's Ben Stokes kneels after falling while taking a run

England's Ben Stokes kicks his bat away as he reacts in frustration after being bowled out by a yorker from Australia's Mitchell Starc during the Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London.

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England's Ben Stokes celebrates reaching 50 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London.

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England's Ben Stokes, left, and England's Jofra Archer, right, stretch during a training session at Lord's cricket ground in London. England will play Australia in a World Cup cricket match at Lord's.

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England's Ben Stokes bats during the Cricket World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka in Leeds, England.

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England's Joe Root, centre right, shakes hands with West Indies' Chris Gayle, 45, at the end of the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England. England won by eight wickets.

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England's Ben Stokes leaves the field after being dismissed during the Cricket World Cup match between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

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England's Ben Stokes reacts after taking a catch to dismiss South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo during their Cricket World Cup match at the Oval in London.

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England's Ben Stokes, center, celebrates after winning the Fourth One Day International cricket match between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Ben Stokes plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 cricket match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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KKR batsman Robin Uthappa being greeted by RR Ben Stokes after his team won the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in Jaipur.

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CSK bowler Imran Tahir and RR batsman Ben Stokes during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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RR batsman Ben Stokes reacting after losing wicket during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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