2019 World Cup finals
This World Cup has given a month of redemption for Stokes capped off with a final laced with skill and plenty of luck.
Stokes and Jos Buttler had hauled England back into the final after a poor start. But with nine runs needed to win and just three balls remaining hope was becoming desperate. Then came a huge turning point. Stokes hit the ball into the covers and was scrambling to complete a second run when the ball hit him as he dived, deflected away from the wicket-keeper and ran away to the boundary. Six runs. It was a cricketing freak that completely altered the balance of the match. For a moment everything stopped as everyone took in the enormity of the aberration. Stokes was hugely apologetic and it certainly wasn't deliberate.
It even appeared that the umpires hoped it could be disallowed, spending an inordinate amount of time discussing the legality of the outcome. But rules are rules and it was the only legitimate outcome of the chain of events it followed - the ball was in play, ricochets are luck and the ball crossing the boundary rope is four runs. Two runs plus four more equals six and suddenly England were properly back in the hunt requiring just three runs from two balls. Two balls later the scores were tied and the Super Over was called. It was hard not to feel desperately sorry for New Zealand, who had fought every inch of the way, to eventually succumb to freak overthrows and the oddity of the boundary count as the title deciding factor when scores were tied a second time. Neither team deserved to lose this final but fortune smiled on Stokes and England.
Stokes played out of his skin, but had some luck. England had been 17 runs away from victory when Stokes offered a chance off the bowling of Cummins, with the ball swirling in the air as Marcus Harris sprinted in from the deep. Harris dived forward but the catch didn’t stick.
A terrible mix-up between Stokes and Jack Leach should have resulted in the latter being run out but Lyon fumbled at the non-striker’s end when the ball was tossed back to him.
Lyon and his 10 teammates went up for a desperate lbw appeal after the next delivery struck Stokes’ back pad, with the off spinner on his back as it was turned down by umpire Joel Wilson. Stokes would have been out on review but Tim Paine wasted his final referral in the preceding over on a far more optimistic lbw shout from Pat Cummins.
HOW BEN STOKES HAVE THIS MUCH LUCK??????
Let us know his story from 2016 T20 finals.
2016 T20 World Cup finals
Stokes had been at his miserly best along with Jordan, he defended 22 runs in the final two overs against Sri Lanka and the duo conceded just 20 in the last four in the semi-final win against New Zealand. Yet Stokes was left squatting on the ground and needed help from his teammates to pick himself up after he missed his length and Brathwaite smashed him for four consecutive sixes to power West Indies to an improbable win with two balls to spare. While Stokes' first delivery of the final over ended as a half volley on the leg stump which Brathwaite duly hit over deep square-leg, his next three missed the yorker length, allowing the batsman to hit him over the straight boundaries.
Following the third ODI against West Indies at Bristol in September 2017, Stokes was arrested after becoming involved in a street brawl near a nightclub with two men, at which teammate Alex Hales was also present. This incident led to both players missing the fourth game of the series, and a hand injury sustained in the brawl also ruled Stokes out of the final game. He also missed the 2017–18 Ashes and the second Test match against India due to the incident and the subsequent trial. He lost his apparel sponsorship with New Balance over these incidents.
Stokes was charged on 15 January 2018 with affray along with the two other men, and appeared before Bristol Magistrates' Court on 13 February 2018. During the trial that started on 6 August 2018, Stokes said he was defending a gay couple from homophobic abuse from the other two men, but was accused by the prosecuting lawyer of lying and that he himself had flicked a cigarette at the gay couple and mocked them. He was acquitted on 14 August. The couple thanked Stokes afterwards for defending them, saying that he "didn't deserve being put through a trial".
If you fall behind, run faster
Even though he have many pressure and criticism he is not ready to give up. He started to work hard to regain his position, EVEN BETTER.
For his performances in 2016, he was named in the World Test XI by the ICC and Cricinfo. He was also named in the ODI XI of the year 2016 by Cricinfo.
For his performances in 2017, he was named both in the World Test XI and ODI XI by the ICC. . He was selected in the ODI XI of the year 2017 by ESPN, Cricinfo and Test XI and ODI XI by Cricbuzz. On 13 February 2017, Stokes was appointed vice-captain of England's test team, deputising under Joe Root, who was made captain the same day. On 20 February 2017, Stokes was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL for Rs 14.5cr. For his performances in the 2017 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI.
For his performances in 2018, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs12.5 cr; he was the most expensive player in the 2018 IPL auction. He was also named in the World ODI XI by the ICC for 2018.
Luck only favour to the person who is working hard for what he wish.
He may be lucky in both 2019 World Cup finals and 2019 Ashes. But the below statistics shows you why luck favour on him.
In 2019 World Cup. In Batting 465 Runs with a strike rate of 93.18 and In bowling 7 wickets with an economy 4.83 of In the final against New Zealand, he scored 84*, including 2 sixes in the final over, to tie the game.
In ashes he ended the series as England's top run-scorer with 441 runs with 2 hundreds and 2 fifties, while also taking 8 wickets. And a special unbeaten 135* in a record pursuit of 359 with hitting 11 fours and 8 sixes to win. He was named as England's player of the series.