|Full Name:||Benjamin Andrew Stokes|
|Profession:||Cricketer (All Rounder)|
|Batting Style:||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Jersey Number:||#67 (England), #55 (IPL)|
|Birthday:||4th June 1991|
|Birthplace:||Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ|
|Height:||183 cm, 1.83 m, 6’0″|
|Weight:||75 kg, 165 lbs|
|Net Worth:||Not Known|
Ben Stokes Biography
One of the best all-rounders England has ever produced, Ben Stokes plays in England’s Cricket team. A crucial member of England’s 2019 World Cup squad, the English cricketer is currently the vice-captain of England’s Test Team.
Making his debut in 2011, Ben Stokes holds the record for England’s fastest Test double century, the fastest ever Test match 250, and the highest ever score for a test match cricket batting at number six. He also holds the record for the most runs scored by an individual batsman in the morning session of a Test match.
Ben Stokes Early Life
English all-rounder Ben Stokes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His family members include his father, Gerard Stokes, a former rugby player and coach, while his mother, Deborah Stokes is a housewife.
At the age of 12, Stokes moved to England with his family because his father was appointed as the coach of the Workington Town rugby league club.
There he attended Cockermouth School to pursue his studies and played cricket for the Cockermouth Cricket Club.
Ben Stokes Personal Info
Ben Stokes got engaged to her long-time girlfriend, Clare Ratcliffe in the year 2013. The couple finally tied the knots in East Brent, Somerset in October 2017. The couple was blessed with two children, son Andrew Arthur was born in October 2012, and daughter Libby Sophia was born in February 2015. Ben Stokes’s family consists of four members i.e., his two children, his wife, and him.
Ben Stokes Domestic Career
Ben Stokes made his domestic debut for Durham in 2009 at The Oval, while his first-class debut for Durham against Marylebone Cricket Club. His maiden first-class century came against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on 13th May.
Ben Stokes International Career
Stokes made his International debut against Ireland in August 2011. The English all-rounder did not bowl a single over in that match and managed to score three runs in that match.
Stokes participated in the first Ashes series in the 2013-14 Ashes series against Australia, becoming the 658th English player to represent England’s test team.
In the year 2014, he was a part of England’s tour for the West Indies. Stokes played all the three one-day Internationals and one T-20 International in that series before getting ruled out of the series due to injury.
Having missed out in the series against Sri Lanka, Stokes returned to the England squad for the Test series against India. Stokes represented England in the first two tests. The all-rounder didn’t make any impact in both the test and thus had to sit out in the final three Test matches.
Owing to his poor-run as an all-rounder in the side, Stokes was overlooked for the 2015 World Cup.
He returned to the England test side for the West Indies tour. He scored 79 and 35 in the first and second innings respectively. Stokes played the first Test series against New Zealand in 2015. He produced the fastest-ever century in his first Test match at Lord’s, notching a century in only 85 balls. He earned the man of the match for his performance in the first test.
Stokes played his second Ashes series against Australia in 2015. He was ineffective with both bat and ball in the Test series; however, he showed his class with the bat in the One-day Internationals.
He was part in England T20 World Cup squad, held in 2016. His best bowling performance came against New Zealand where he picked 3 wickets for 26 in four overs.
England’s final match against West Indies in the World Cup proved out to be a nightmare for the all-rounder, where he bowled the last over of the final match of the World Cup. Stokes went for four consecutive sixes off Carlos Brathwaite only to hand West Indies an impossible victory.
Stokes showcased an impressive performance in the 2017 Champions Trophy, followed by an all-round performance in the Test series against South Africa.
Stokes played his first 50-over World Cup in the year 2019. He went blitzkrieg only in the first match of the tournament, scoring as many as 89 runs off 79 balls. Stokes played a match-winning innings in the final of the World Cup, helping his side clinch first ever 50-over World Cup.
Ben Stokes IPL Career
Ben Stokes became the highest paid overseas player in the history of IPL in 2017 after he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 14.5 crores. He scored his maiden T20 century against Gujarat Lions compiling 103 in 63 balls, including seven fours and six sixes as he played for Rising Pune Supergiants in that season. Overall he has scored one century in the IPL career so far.
Ben Stokes Centuries
Ben Stokes has some rare and exceptional achievements under his belt till now in his career so far. His career stats include three centuries in One-day International and 20 half-centuries. In test cricket, he has eight centuries and 20 half-centuries so far.
Ben Stokes Achievements
- Ben Stokes was awarded the man of the man in the final of the 2019 World Cup.
- Stokes holds the record for the second-fastest Test double hundred in terms of balls faced.
- Stokes scored the fastest 250 in Tests, scoring in just 196 balls in the second test against South Africa. He also set the record of being the first batsman to score the fastest 250 runs coming at sixth down.
- He also holds the record for hitting the second-highest number of sixes in a Test Innings – 11 sixes.
- Ben Stokes holds the record for the highest sixth-wicket partnership in a Test match. He stitched a 399 run partnership with Jonny Bairstow against South Africa.
- Ben Stokes Achievements also includes being nominated for the New Zealander of the year.
Ben Stokes Controversy
In the year 2017, Stokes along with his teammate Alex Hales got involved in a street brawl near a nightclub with two men in New Zealand. Later, Ben Stokes was ruled out for the 2017-18 Ashes series and second Test match against India, following that controversy he was involved in.
Stokes defended his actions in the court, saying that he was trying to defend a homophobic abuse from the other two men. The English all-rounder was acquitted on 14th August.
Ben Stokes Net Worth
Ben Stokes estimated net worth is aggregated to $10 Million.