News – BEN Stokes cost the Rajasthan Royals more than $AUD12,000 for every Indian Premier League run he managed this year, making him a luxury even by the opulent league’s standards.

Summary

  • BEN Stokes cost the Rajasthan Royals more than $AUD12,000 for every Indian Premier League run he managed this year, making him a luxury even by the opulent league’s standards.
  • Stokes, under pressure over a looming court case for a street fight, was voted the IPL’s Most Valuable Player last year and was the top foreign signing for 2018 with a $2.4 million deal.
  • “Ben Stokes hasn’t been that aggressive in-your-face cricketer in this tournament due to what’s happened,” said former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris.
  • “Stokes was MVP last year and this year he has missed out and that’s the game T20,” said Jones, adding that Stokes should have played himself into this year’s IPL pressure cooker.
  • Buttler’s showing was in stark contrast to Stokes’ as he hit 548 runs in 13 games at a strike-rate of 155.4.


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