Ben Stokes has already started turning his attention to the Ashes just a day after starring for England in their dramatic World Cup final win against New Zealand.
The all-rounder made an unbeaten 84 as the host nation tied the scores in regulation play at Lord’s on Sunday and batted again in a Super Over shootout that also ended all-square.The hosts won what Stokes described as the “best-ever” final on superior boundary count.
Monday saw a bleary-eyed Stokes on the other side of London’s River Thames, where he was attending a team celebration event at the Oval, with Eoin Morgan’s side parading the trophy in front of hundreds of young fans.
“I’ve woken up in better conditions, but it’s an incredible feeling,” Stokes, who was man of the match, told AFP.
“We would have been devastated if we hadn’t managed to lift that trophy but looking back over that game I think it will go down in the history books as the best ever, with all the drama of a World Cup final.