England cricket captain Ben Stokes wins ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year

The Durham cricketer was given the title after taking over as England captain in April 2022. Credit: PA

England squad captain Ben Stokes has won ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year.

The Durham player was given the title following his take over as England captain in April 2022.

Since assuming the role, Stokes has led the team to nine wins from 10 Tests, completing series victories over New Zealand and South Africa at home.

The England side also beat India in the one-off postponed Test to level the series at 2-2, and hammering Pakistan 3-0 away from home – England’s best ever margin of victory in the country.

The 31-year-old also donated all of the proceeds from the match against Pakistan towards the Pakistan flood appeal.

In an impressive year, Stokes himself scored 870 runs at an average of 36.25 with a strike rate of 71.21, notching up two centuries.

His first-innings 103 in the second Test against South Africa was the standout knock of his year, giving his team some momentum immediately after their only Test loss of the English summer.

Stokes also took four wickets in that match, finishing the South Africa series with 10 dismissals and an average of 15.70.

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