BEN STOKES WINS PLAY­ERS’ AWARD AF­TER WC, ASHES HERO­ICS

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Sport - Ben Stokes

has been voted the Pro­fes­sional Crick­eters’ As­so­ci­a­tion play­ers’ player of the year af­ter star­ring in Eng­land’s maiden World Cup win and re­peat­ing his hero­ics dur­ing the Ashes se­ries. Som­er­set’s Tom Ban­ton picked up the PCA young player of the year award, while Eng­land bowler So­phie Ec­cle­stone col­lected the women’s prize. High­lights of the English cricket sea­son for Stokes in­cluded an un­beaten 84 in the World Cup fi­nal and a sen­sa­tional 135 not out to win the third Test against Aus­tralia at Head­in­g­ley. “This will def­i­nitely be a sum­mer I will be able to look back on for­ever,” Stokes said.

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