On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember

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He made his debut for Durham CCC in 2009, and just two years later pulled on an England shirt for the first time. Nevertheless reading about his experiences of those days at Lord's and at Headingley provides a new perspective on some memorable moments.

An autobiography of sorts I guess but as mentioned this was purely based on the World Cup and the Ashes series from 2019. He made his debut in the 2nd Test and took the wickets of Michael Clarke and Peter Siddle before contributing 1 run in England's first innings. As it is Stokes’ reader is left in no doubt about the pride and pleasure he took from retrieving his appointment.In 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final, Stokes scored an unbeaten 52* runs which helped England to win the World Cup by defeating Pakistan. The whole squad, including the captain Eoin Morgan, had to self-isolate just before a home series against Pakistan. Even though I watched the 2019 World Cup final and knew the outcome having seen the replays so many times, I still found myself almost on the edge of my seat as Ben recounted the whole thing from his point of view.

In the fourth Test he made 31 in England's first innings score of 400, but failed to pick up a wicket or make an impression in England's second innings as they lost by an innings and 36 runs. 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.

Stokes' form continued into 4-test match tour of South Africa, as he was named player of the series after scoring 318 runs and taking 10 wickets.

Having said that, the events he's describing are so memorable for an English cricket fan, it's hard not to enjoy any account of them. Stokes had not played against Sri Lanka due to injury, leaving him as the most senior player for the Pakistan ODI matches, for which he was named captain. During the second ODI match of the series against Australia, Stokes was given out obstructing the field. In July 2022, England defeated the South African team 2–1 in Test series, Stokes named Player of the Series, he scored 149 runs in 4 innings at an average of 37.He was named as the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, [65] ICC Player of the Year at the 2019 ICC Awards. Summer of '19 was a magical one for sure and this book indeed gave me a chance to relive that with same excitement and ecstacy. The Stokes journey has been more eventful than most, from growing up as a rebellious and adventurous youngster in New Zealand, to forging a path as one of cricket's most exciting talents with his adopted country. Stokes managed to overturn an overnight Australian lead, hitting 11 fours and 8 sixes to win with an unbeaten 135* in a record pursuit of 359. He suffered a shoulder injury in the third and final test in Sharjah, [39] but still batted at number 11 as England ultimately lost the match and with it the series.

In the summer's Ashes series, he scored 441 runs at an average of more than 55, including two centuries and two fifties. His catch to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo has been described as "one of the greatest catches of all time". There is no reflective closing chapter, no doubt the reason for that being the anxiety to get the book written and published as soon as possible.THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR SPORTS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR AT THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS.

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