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Name : Ben Stokes

Birth Info : 01 Jan ,1970 , at Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Status : All Rounder Batting : Batting: Left Handed Bowling : Bowling: Right-arm medium fast

Player Profile

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Ben Stokes started his cricketing journey as an 18 year old with Durham in England, and then went on to make his first-class debut in 2010. England's search for a full-time allrounder after Flintoff's early retirement continues and Stokes is a front-runner for the spot, especially after his lone-standing performances during the Ashes in Australia in 2013-14.

A product of the Durham Academy, Stokes scored a wonderful century against India in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, before his entry into first-class cricket. He had a wonderful 2011, piling heaps of runs and taking wickets at the same time. A brilliant hundred with five sixes in an over against Hampshire, and a month later a maiden limited-overs ton proved his mettle on the domestic front. However, Stokes was struck by a broken finger injury, but he still continued to play for the England Lions. He was then called up for England's ODI series against Ireland later that year.

Consistently in contention for the shorter formats for England, Stokes was selected in the England Test side for the Ashes Down Under, in 2013. Luck turned towards Stokes when Jonathan Trott was forced to return home due to stress related illness after the first Test at the 'Gabba. Stokes was handed his first cap as his replacement in the second Test at the Adelaide Oval. The cricketing fraternity saw what Stokes was made of in the third Test at the WACA where he scored his maiden Test ton while all the other English batsmen struggled. In the Sydney Test, he picked up his maiden five-fer, taking six Aussie wickets albeit in a losing cause. Stokes was the silver lining in what was a disastrous series for England.


Fast Facts

  • Ben Stokes was given the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2010.
  • His father, Ged has played in the International Rugby League for New Zealand.

Player Batting Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

39

-

12

21

Innings

69

54

11

18

NotOuts

1

7

1

5

Runs

2429

1650

316

192

Highest

258

102

103

38

Avarage

35.72

35.10

31.60

14.76

Strike Rate

130.30

93.57

163.49

140.74

Hundreds

6

3

1

0

Fifties

12

10

1

0

Fours

324

131

22

17

Player Bowling Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

39

62

12

21

Innings

-

50

12

17

Balls

5734

1983

264

322

Runs

3224

2025

316

192

TenWickets

0

0

0

0

FiveWickets

33.93

38.20

26.33

48.50

FourWickets

3

1

0

0

Average

33.93

38.20

26.33

48.50

EconomyRate

3.37

6.12

7.18

9.03

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