Stokes’s debt of gratitude to coach for putting him on right path

Published: 20/12/2013

Andy Flower’s long-term future as England coach may be uncertain but he can put the emergence of Ben Stokes down as one of his success stories.

Stokes, whose brilliant maiden Test century in Perth was the sole consolation as England lost the Ashes with two matches to spare, credits Flower with giving him the opportunity to prove he was serious about international cricket after all.

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