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Ben Stokes in line to receive knighthood following England's World Cup victory as Conservative leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both make promise Ben Stokes was the star of the show as England won the cricket World Cup  Stokes was the driving force behind England's historic victory at Lord's  Tory leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt promised to knight him

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 12:49 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 13:06 BST, 16 July 2019

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Ben Stokes is in line to receive a knighthood after guiding England to World Cup glory against New Zealand at Lord's.

Stokes was the driving force behind England's historic victory, which came following a Super Over in one of the most intense finals the sport has ever seen.

Now the 28-year-old is set to be honoured after Conservative leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both promised to give the all-rounder a knighthood.

Ben Stokes is in line to receive a knighthood after guiding England to World Cup glory

Ben Stokes is in line to receive a knighthood after guiding England to World Cup glory

Leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have each made the promise of a knighthood

Leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have each made the promise of a knighthood

Speaking during a recent leadership debate hosted by the Sun and talkRADIO, the two men competing to become the next Prime Minister took little time to decide when asked if they

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