Michael Vaughan has tipped Ben Stokes to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year - but the Cumbrian still has his eyes on one more prize this summer.

Stokes, from Cockermouth, put in a sublime display at Lord’s on Sunday to help the tournament hosts win a stunning final against New Zealand.

His unbeaten 84 dragged England to a tie with New Zealand after 50 overs. The Christchurch-born all-rounder then returned to bat alongside Jos Buttler in a super over which, again, the two teams tied, meaning England were crowned champions courtesy of a superior boundary count.

The 28-year-old’s man-of-the-match performance means he is now the frontrunner for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year [SPOTY] award.

But first and foremost, Stokes has his sights on sealing a historic double by reclaiming the Ashes.

He said: "We may be world champions but we also want to be Ashes winners, as well.

"Everyone here deserves to feel like a champion because we’ve just won it [the World Cup] but, when it comes to the Ashes, it’s going to be heads on again because it has to be."

Stokes has overtaken Lewis Hamilton and Raheem Sterling in the race for the prestigious BBC SPOTY award.

And former England captain Vaughan said: "Ben Stokes…. He will be Sports Personality of the Year, won’t he? He’s got to be.

"He [has helped England] win the World Cup – you are looking at 1966 [when England won the football World Cup], 2003 [when England claimed the Rugby World Cup] and, now, 2019. They will dominate that programme."

In total, Stokes hit five 50s at the World Cup and made the Team of the Tournament. In a side selected by an International Cricket Council panel, he is joined by England team-mates Jofra Archer, Joe Root and Jason Roy.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson - who was named Player of the Tournament - has been given the captaincy of the XI while New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, India stars Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, and Australians Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc are selected in the team, too.

England’s World Cup success completes a path to personal redemption for Stokes, having worked his way back into the England set-up after being found not guilty of affray last August after his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

Stokes did, however, miss England’s 4-0 loss to Australia in the 2017/18 Ashes and lost his vice-captain’s role, too.

But Vaughan said on BBC Radio 5 live’s Tuffers and Vaughan programme: "I think he doesn’t need the vice-captaincy.

"He doesn’t need any leadership role because he leads by example. He leads on the training field, he leads in the dressing room and he galvanises this group of players, [with] the way that he goes about his business."

Now, with just 13 days to go until the first Test at Edgbaston, the Ashes is likely to enjoy an even greater profile than usual after England’s World Cup triumph, with 8.3million people witnessing the final on television thanks to Sky agreeing to a free-to-air broadcast deal with Channel 4.

England Test captain Root said: "As a team, we talk of leaving the game in a better place when we finish and taking it forward all the time.

"I feel like the way we’ve gone about things has, hopefully, done that and given an opportunity for the next generation to see what we’ve achieved and want to go on and emulate it. I was 14 years old when I watched that 2005 Ashes series and it was hugely inspiring for me.

"Hopefully, we can do something similar for the next generation now. The Ashes will be massive, especially on the back of this."

England start their Ashes preparations with a Test against Ireland next Wednesday, which Stokes has been rested for.