Being the part of England’s 2019 World Cup-winning team, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler were on Tuesday honoured for their prolific performances in the marquee tournament at home. Stokes, England’s World Cup hero, collected the OBE for his pivotal run in the World Cup while his teammate Buttler was made an MBE at the Buckingham Palace ceremony.
Both Stokes and Buttler received their royal honours from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
Eoin Morgan to be appointed CBE:
Meanwhile, Morgan is due to be appointed a CBE and Root is yet to be an MBE, with Bayliss set to be made an OBE.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler at the World Cup 2019 final:
All-rounder Stokes was adjudged the man-of-the-match in the World Cup 2019 final. He remained unbeaten on 84 in the final to take the match to the super over. Alongside him, Buttler had scored a well-composed 59, to help England stay alive in the match.
In the Super Over, it was wicket-keeper Buttler, who collected the throw from Jason Roy only to find Martin Guptill well short of his crease, to enable a victory for England via superior boundary count.
Later in the year, Stokes enjoyed a fine run in Tests as he scored an unbeaten 135 to help England win the Headingley Ashes Test against their traditional rivals.
Stokes made his One-Day International (ODI) debut in 2011. Since then, he has featured in 95 matches for England. He has been a vital cog in the team.
The Durham-based star had scored runs at an average of 40.63 in the 50-over leg.
Buttler, on the other hand, made his ODI debut in 2012 and made 142 appearances for the national team. He averages 40.88 in the ODIs and has over 3,800 runs under his belt.
Both Stokes and Buttler are known for the hard-hitting abilities and on a day, can win a match on their own.