The explosive Durham all-rounder hit a sensational 135* on day four of the third Test as the hosts recovered from a dismal first-innings to beat Australia by one wicket and tie the five-match series at 1-1.
It will deservedly go down as one of the greatest Test knocks of all time and comes just six weeks after Stokes' match-winning role for England's ODI team in a memorable World Cup final victory over New Zealand at Lord's.
In addition to keeping the current Ashes series alive, Stokes' latest headline-grabbing heroics have also seen him installed as the firm frontrunner to claim the BBC's coveted SPOTY honour.
You could get odds of 6/4 on the 28-year-old to win the gong before the third Test, but that has now plummeted to 1/3 on Betfair Exchange, with some fans on social media even calling for Stokes to be awarded a knighthood as reward for his mighty efforts.
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Hamilton won his fifth F1 world title in 2018 and remains the overwhelming favourite to claim a sixth this year with nine races of the season remaining.
Sterling, meanwhile, has been in remarkable form for Manchester City, helping Pep Guardiola's side to claim a domestic treble while also being honoured for his role in the fight against racism in football.