Ben Stokes opts out of England's T20 World Cup defense to focus on Test cricket

Ben Stokes has ruled himself out of selection for England's T20 World Cup title defence as he prioritises being a fully-fledged all-rounder in the Test side this home summer.


Ben Stokes bullish about England's Test prospects despite massive defeat in India

Ben Stokes declared "write this team off, write me off at your own peril" after his England side ended their tour of India with an abject defeat inside three days in Dharamsala.

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Ben Stokes bullish on England's chances of winning India Test series despite big loss

England captain Ben Stokes says they still have a "great chance" of winning the five-Test series against India and urged the squad not to let the 434-run defeat get to them.

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Yashavi Jaiswal stars with the bat as India win third Test by 434 runs

England suffered their heaviest defeat in terms of runs in more than 80 years as a double century by Yashavi Jaiswal guided India to a 434-run win.

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Ollie Pope applauds Ben Stokes ahead of Test milestone: 'He's changed the game'

Ollie Pope expressed admiration for how Ben Stokes has "transformed the game," as the England captain prepares for his 100th Test match this week.

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Ben Stokes voices concerns after DRS gets key dismissal 'wrong' in India defeat

Ben Stokes felt England were let down by technology at a crucial moment as they slipped to a series-levelling defeat against India but refused to blame the result on "if, buts and maybes".