ICC awarded the best test player of 2022 to Ben Stokes. He showed an exceptional and phenomenal performance with both bat and ball. His innings made the team England a great one last year.
Stokes won the title for 870 runs at an average of 36.25 and 26 wickets at an average of 31.19. Team England has completely changed under the captaincy of MacCallum. He taught them to play aggressively. Stokes consistently performed in the last year with both his bat and bowl. ICC wrote in the press release,
“Players and teams have played extremely attacking cricket before. But Stokes has delivered a new level for his consistent commitment to England’s entertaining and aggressive approaches with bat, ball and in the field,”
His stat was also included in the press. It was written,
“Since taking over as England captain, Stokes has led the team to nine wins from 10 Tests, completing series victories over New Zealand and South Africa at home, beating India in the one-off postponed Test to level the series at 2-2, and hammering Pakistan 3-0 away from home – England’s best ever margin of victory in the country,”
As a captain, he incorporates such traps in fielding that the other team stands helplessly on the ground. Stoke was also declared as a captain of test 11 for the year 2022.
Ben Stokes had an incredible 2022 delivering both with the bat and ball and also transforming the form, fortunes and style of England Men’s Test team 🌟
— ICC (@ICC) January 27, 2023