England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan came in support of the decision to rest Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes for the one-off Twenty20 International against West Indies to be played on Saturday in Chester-le-Street.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has climbed to his career best position in the International Cricket Council Rankings for batsmen and bowlers after his fine performance in the third Test against South Africa at The Oval.
India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is the Cricket World Player of the Week for his knocks of 125 and 78 in the two games of the ICC Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka and South Africa at Kennington Oval respectively.
Ben Stokes slammed his maiden century in Twenty20 as Rising Pune Supergiant pulled out an incredible chase of 162 runs in the final over and won the 39th match of Indian Premier League with five wickets in hand.
A number of England international stars including Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow will join their skipper Eoin Morgan in the Indian Premier League 2017 auction scheduled in Bangalore on 20th February.
For picking a 13-wicket haul in the second Test against Zimbabwe and leading Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series whitewash in Harare, veteran left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been copped 15 percent of his match fees by the International Cricket Council for involving in a verbal spat with Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman on day three of the second Test in Dhaka.