Ben Stokes becomes the new England cricket captain

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England’s new test cricket captain, Ben Stokes, said its “not exactly a role you can turn down”.

The 30-year-old cricketer took an “indefinite break” from the sport last year to “prioritise his mental wellbeing” before making a comeback in the Ashes over the winter.

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Benjamin Andrew Stokes OBE is an English international cricketer and vice-captain of the England cricket team in Test cricket. He is regarded as one of the best All-Rounders in world cricket and in England history. Stokes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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