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Cricket World Cup hero Stokes heavy favourite for Sports Personality award

Ben Stokes of England (credit:Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images)

Ben Stokes has moved above the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Raheem Sterling in the betting to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after starring in the Cricket World Cup final.


England came out on top in the greatest ever game of cricket as they defeated New Zealand at Lord’s to secure their first ever World Cup triumph. The match went to a super over in which England scored 15 runs, with the Black Caps notching the exact same total after the pair could not be separated across 100 overs. However, due to England;s superior boundary scoring in the final, the tournament hosts clung onto victory as Jason Roy fired the ball into Jos Buttler at the stumps with the wicketkeeper taking the bails off to run out Martin Guptill and send the home team and their fans into ecstatic celebration. 

One man that was utterly superb across the game was all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes struck a match saving 84 not out to drag the sides into a one over decider before he starred in the super over with Jos Buttler. After that incredible game along with the performance of Stokes, the all-rounder has been installed as the heavy favourite to win BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award with his odds cut from 25/1 to just 6/4 with 888sport

Lewis Hamilton has also been cut from 10/1 to 6/1 after he won the British Grand Prix on the same day, while Raheem Sterling (9/1) and Dina Asher-Smith, Geraint Thomas and World Cup winner Joe Root (all 10/1) are also fancied to win the award too. 

“Ben Stokes put in a performance for the ages at Lord’s yesterday and has certainly written his name into sporting folklore,” an 888sport spokesperson told BettingPro. 

“While he’s no doubt still celebrating the trophy he won on Sunday evening, we think the British public could give him another one – and he’s now heavy favourite to be named Sports Personality of the Year".

888Sport - 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award betting odds:

Ben Stokes - 6/4

Lewis Hamilton - 6/1

Raheem Sterling - 9/1

Dina Asher-Smith - 10/1

Geraint Thomas - 10/1

Joe Root - 10/1

Eoin Morgan - 17/1

Tyson Fury - 20/1 


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