Ben Stokes

Country: England
Born: June 04, 1991, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Ben Stokes Bio

Benjamin Andrew Stokes, commonly known as Ben Stokes, is an English cricketer who has left an indelible mark on the sport with his combative nature, exceptional talent, and powerful frame. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Stokes possesses a rich sporting pedigree, with his father, Ged, having represented New Zealand in Rugby League at the international level.

Stokes’ prodigious talent was evident from a young age. He made his debut for Durham at the tender age of 17 and announced himself with a scintillating century against India in the 2009 Under-19 World Cup. He quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing his skills as a true all-rounder.

In 2011, Stokes truly began to blossom. He had a breakthrough season, taking six wickets and scoring a brilliant hundred, which included five sixes in an over. His performances caught the attention of the national selectors, and he earned a call-up to the England Lions squad for the tour of Australia in 2013.

However, Stokes’ discipline came into question during the tour, and he was sent home with three matches remaining due to two breaches of discipline. This setback proved to be a watershed moment for the young cricketer, as he underwent a rapid rehabilitation and regained his place in Durham. Stokes played a vital role in Durham’s Championship-winning season and made a successful return to England’s limited-overs squads.

Stokes’ ferocious playing style and pugnacious nature shone through during the 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia. Despite England’s dismal performance, Stokes emerged as a star on the rise. His promotion to the XI in Adelaide led to a maiden Test hundred in Perth, showcasing his fighting spirit and resilience.

However, with his fiery temperament also came combustibility. Stokes missed the 2014 World Twenty20 due to a broken wrist sustained after punching a dressing room locker in Barbados. He faced a challenging period, including being dropped from the Test team and losing his place in the one-day side during the 2015 tour of Sri Lanka.

Stokes found rejuvenation during the Lord’s Test against New Zealand in 2015. He impressed with scores of 92 and 101 after being promoted to bat at No.6. He continued to excel during the Ashes and became a crucial member of the ODI side, contributing significantly to England’s resurgence after their poor showing at the 2015 World Cup.

In 2019, Stokes reached new heights and etched his name in English cricket history. His unbeaten 84 in the World Cup final against New Zealand showcased his immense character, determination, and will to win. He exhausted every ounce of strength and talent, and even after thinking it might be over, he returned to bat once more to lead England to an unforgettable victory in the Super Over.

This redemption came after Stokes found himself in the midst of controversy off the field. In September 2017, he was involved in a fight outside a club in Bristol, resulting in his arrest. While he was subsequently cleared of the charge of affray, the incident had tarnished his reputation, leading to him missing the Ashes tour and being stripped of the team’s vice-captaincy.

Despite these ups and downs, Stokes has established himself as one of the sport’s most exceptional players. Capable of turning games with his batting, bowling, and fielding, he has drawn comparisons to the legendary Ian Botham. Stokes’ immense character and tenacity have seen him overcome setbacks and emerge as a hero for English cricket.

Off the field, Stokes has also made waves in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was bought for record-breaking sums by Rising Pune Supergiant and later the Rajasthan Royals. His performances in the tournament further solidified his reputation as one of the world’s most talked-about players.

Going forward, the expectations on Stokes are high. With an Ashes series and multiple World Cups on the horizon, he has reached the peak of his powers and understands the sacrifice and discipline required to maximize his undeniable talent. Stokes’ journey in cricket is a testament to his resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to the sport.

Ben Stokes Career Stats

Ben Stokes Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 98 177 7 6193 258 36.42 10456 59.22 13 31 722 127 103 0
T20Is 43 36 9 585 52* 21.66 457 128 0 1 42 22 22 0
ODIs 114 99 15 3463 182 41.22 3619 95.68 5 24 282 109 55 0
FC 178 303 15 10270 258 35.65 - - 22 51 - - 145 0
List A 184 162 24 5303 182 38.42 5457 97.17 9 30 453 166 85 0
T20s 159 145 23 3023 107* 24.77 2269 133.23 2 10 246 123 74 0

Ben Stokes Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 98 146 11471 6318 197 6/22 8/161 32.07 3.3 58.2 8 4 0
T20Is 43 36 612 856 26 3/26 3/26 32.92 8.39 23.5 0 0 0
ODIs 114 88 3110 3137 74 5/61 5/61 42.39 6.05 42 1 1 0
FC 178 263 19840 11348 376 7/67 10/121 30.18 3.43 52.7 18 7 1
List A 184 133 4774 4597 137 5/61 5/61 33.55 5.77 34.8 3 1 0
T20s 159 118 2007 2826 93 4/16 4/16 30.38 8.44 21.5 2 0 0

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