Sky Sports Showing Ben Stokes Two Magic Innings From Last Summer
"And England have won, by the barest of margins" those sweet nine words will be uttered on our screens once again this weekend, for England cricket fans to enjoy.
The upturn in weather this week has made being stuck indoors, for all but the reasons outlined by the government, even more annoying but fear not Sky Sports is here to save us this weekend.
There's very little current sport to get our teeth into at the moment and cricket's County Championship was supposed to start this weekend so Sky are thankfully providing us with some for Easter.
On Saturday viewers will be able to watch Ben Stokes unbelievable innings in the third Test of last summer's Ashes. As the all-rounder somehow won the match for England from the most unlikely position.
And on Sunday fans can tune in to watch the entirety of last summer's World Cup final between England and New Zealand, with Stokes once again the hero in the most incredible final the sport has seen.
Saturday's viewing starts at midday on Sky Sports Main Event and Cricket and on Sunday it all kicks off at 8 am on the same two channels.
That's not all either because cricket fans can listen to every day of the famous third Test at Headingley, including Stokes' last day heroics, on BBC 5 Live Sport Extra from Wednesday.
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You can listen to England be abysmal for three days and be extremely smug as the commentators and pundits rightly criticise the side and right them off for the match and the series before switching to the tv to watch Stokes destroy the Aussies.
Those two innings are likely to have played a big part in Wednesday morning's announcement that the Durham player has been named Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World, for his outstanding 2019.
Could it really have been anyone else?
Congratulations @benstokes38 :clap:https://t.co/ksbh2uKQ2P
- Wisden (@WisdenCricket) April 8, 2020
He's the first Englishman since Andrew Flintoff took the crown in 2005, also for his contribution to an Ashes series, and the first player since 2015 who isn't called Virat Kohli to receive the award.
The 28-year-old was not named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year as players cannot be included more than once, and he was on the list in 2016, but England teammate Jofra Archer did make the list.
We may be without any live cricket right now but it's certainly worth reminding yourself exactly why it can be such a brilliant sport, with Stokes' providing two of the best examples ever.
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