CHESTER: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been awarded with the Players’ Player of the Year at the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA).
The all-rounder bagged illustrious award for his tremendous performance in the World Cup 2019 and the Ashes series.
Stokes was lauded by the cricket world for his starring role in England’s first 50-over World Cup triumph, culminating in his dynamic man-of-the-match display in their dramatic final win against New Zealand in July this year.
The 28-year-old then repeated his heroics with a superb match-winning 135 not out in the third Ashes Test against Australia.
Durham’s Stokes was honoured for those achievements by scooping the Reg Hayter Cup ahead of fellow nominees Simon Harmer, Ryan Higgins and Dom Sibley.
“It’s hard to put it into words. I am over the moon that players think I am worthy of winning the PCA Players’ Player of the Year through performances this summer,” Stokes said.