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Arise Sir Ben?

Ben Stokes is now ranked number 2 all-rounder in the world. Credit: PA

Ben Stokes's heroics to almost single handedly win the third Ashes Test for England have seen him break into the top 15 on the batting charts and taken him to No.2 on the ICC Test Rankings for All-rounders.

It comes as the calls increase for Stokes, who grew up and played his cricket in Cockermouth, to be knighted.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker was one celebrity who led the cheer for the cricketer.

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The Barmy Army, made up of hard-core England fans, who often follow their team around the world flew a banner hailing the all-rounder during first Ashes Test.

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Stokes, whose 135 in the third Ashes Test was one of the all-time great fourth-innings knocks, also took four wickets in the match, sending down 24.2 overs in Australia's second innings, over two days with no break.

As a result, he rose 13 places to No.13 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen, with a career-best 693 rating points.

He rose by two places on the all-rounders' chart, with a career-best 411 rating points, only behind Jason Holder, after the latest update on Tuesday, 27 August.

Ben Stokes celebrates his victory at Headingley in the third Ashes Test Match against Australia Credit: PA