England's selectors were keen to get him red-ball practice ahead of the Ashes series against old rivals Australia.
Stokes wept tears of joy on the Lord's pitch immediately after England won the World Cup and he revealed thoughts of his past had come flooding back.
The debate for concussion substitutes started when Australian opener Phillip Hughes died after being struck by a bouncer in a List-A match in 2014.
Cricket fans from all over the world came to Twitter to talk about winning moments, shocking upsets, classic catches, and let's not forget all the memes about the rain.
Eleven English cricketers have been knighted for services to cricket till now with former Test and ODI skipper Alastair Cook being the last to be conferred with the honour.
Archer finished as England's leading wicket-taker with 20 wickets in 11 innings during the World Cup.
Hundreds of children flooded across the outfield at the Oval -- across town from Lord's -- to help Eoin Morgan's men celebrate their historic triumph.
After Eoin Morgan's side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand's 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team.
At Lord’s, another big screen had been put up on the practice area, for those who wanted to catch the action relaxing on the green instead of being confined to the stands.
For the second successive World Cup, New Zealand enters the final as the underdogs.
Vettori said both captains had the ability to think on their feet and had been at their best in the semi-finals.
Away from the official locations there is little buzz, even though England came into the tournament as the top-ranked ODI side and have made it all the way to the final.
The 63-year-old admitted that England put together a complete batting and bowling performance in the semifinal against Australia.
While Eoin Morgan's men are in good form at their home ground, the Kiwis can't be taken casually as they have beaten India to make it to the final game.
Rashid stated that Morgan knows his game inside out and has been with him through 'good and not so good times'.