Stokes used to be the hero for the host country on Sunday with an impressive 84 now not out because the fit ended with ratings tied.
He then batted within the tremendous over as England went on to boost the trophy.
The 28-year-old has robust connections to New Zealand as he used to be born in Christchurch prior to transferring to England when he used to be 12.
It might appear that some Kiwis nonetheless see Stokes as considered one of their very own.
The award’s leader pass judgement on Cameron Bennett stated: “He would possibly now not had been enjoying for the Black Caps however, having been born in Christchurch, the place his folks now are living, and with Maori ancestry, there’s obviously a couple of Kiwis about who assume we will be able to nonetheless declare him.”
The award is for inspirational New Zealanders who’ve ‘made a vital contribution to our nationwide and make us happy with our nation’.
Previous winners come with former New Zealand rugby union captain Richie McCaw and filmmaker Taika Waititi.
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Stokes spoke solely to talkSPORT previous this week about his improbable innings and the way he coped with the drive at Lord’s.
“Whilst you’re available in the market, within the heart, the entire instance form of will get you via,” Stokes stated on Drivetime.
“I’d a lot moderately be available in the market than looking at as a result of I’d be a anxious spoil!
“However the feelings after I went available in the market within the heart simply ebbed and flowed. It felt like we had been on most sensible, after which it felt like we had been in the back of once more.
“And that’s what took place within the sport, particularly within the final hour, it used to be New Zealand’s after which it used to be ours, then we had been on most sensible after which New Zealand had been on most sensible once more. So it used to be similar to a curler coaster!”
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