ICC Awards 2022: Ben Stokes changed the fortunes of England Test team from captaincy, now honored by ICC
England doing amazing in test
Ben Stokes turns England’s fortunes around in 2022 with coach Brendon McCullum. Before he became captain, England had lost the last four series and won only one of the last 17 Tests. Under Stokes’ captaincy, England won series at home against New Zealand and South Africa, beat India in the one-off Test at Birmingham to level the series 2–2, and thrashed Pakistan 3–0 at home in December.
such a record with the bat
Ben Stokes had a good performance not only in captaincy but also with bat and ball. He scored 870 runs with the help of two centuries and four half-centuries and took 26 wickets at an average of 31.19. He hit 26 sixes throughout the year and was just short of 100 fours. Stokes has become the third cricketer from England to win this award. Alastair Cook (2011) and Joe Root (2021) had earlier achieved this feat. The Test Cricketer of the Year award is being given since 2004. Rahul Dravid of India was the first cricketer to win this award.