One of the most explosive all-rounders of the modern era, Ben Stokes’ energy is infectious on the cricket field
Ben Stokes Born on 4 June 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand, Benjamin Andrew Stokes is the son of rugby league player Gerald Stokes, who represented New Zealand in international rugby league. His sublime talent was evident from an early age and it was no surprise that he signed a 2-year county contract with Durham at the age of 18.He made his ODI debut against Surrey in 2009 and marked the occasion by trapping Mark Ramprakash with his third delivery in FC Cricket. He played 2 youth tests against Bangladesh. Excellent performance with both his bowling and batting. His talent was noticed in the 2010 U-19 WC where he registered a century against India. He scored his first fifty in 2010 in the season opener against MCC in Abu Dhabi and took one wicket.
Indian Premier League
Ben stokes A genuine seam-bowling all-rounder with the ability to hit the big shots, he is invaluable in the T20 competition. Hence, it came as no surprise when Ben Stokes performed brilliantly in the 2017 IPL auction. He was picked by Rising Pune Supergiants and in his debut IPL season, the charismatic Englishman showed why he was worth all the money. He was a gun bowler for RPS, especially at the death where he executed yorkers and other variations to good effect.With the bat too, he single-handedly won a few games, including an IPL century which was ranked as the knock of the tournament.
With over 300 runs and over 10 wickets, Stokes had a stellar 2017 season and was arguably the most valuable player of the season. In the new IPL auction of 2018, he once again attracted a huge number of Rajasthan Royals and was bought in a very expensive deal.However, Ben Stokes could not get going with neither the bat nor the ball during this period and remained below par in both the seasons (2018 and 2019).
World Cup 2019-Ben Stokes felt every bit of human emotion on 14th July 2019. England had taken the game into the Super Over and it was Ben Stokes who faced the last ball with two runs needed. He came out to bat again during the Super Over and scored 8 runs from 3 balls to help England reach 15 runs in the one over eliminator. With 16 to win, New Zealand also managed to score 15, but lost the finale on the boundary count-back rule. England were crowned and Ben Stokes was the man of the match. Stokes also scored 5 half-centuries during the 2019 campaign and was always the man to make the difference at the end of the innings, and Ben Stokes was the only player to play a key role in taking England to the final.
Stokes is at his peak right now and nothing could have been better for the left-handed batsman than when he scored an unbeaten 135 during the Ashes and his last-wicket partnership with Jack Leach to seal the victory.
|Full Name||Ben Andrew Stokes|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Medium Fast|
Batting and Fielding Summary
- Ben Stokes has become one of the most dynamic players in the world across all formats of the cricket game
- He was part of the England Under-19 squad for the 2009 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and made his debut for Durham in the same year.
- An excellent 2010 season for Durham, where he scored 798 runs at an average of 44, saw Stokes included in the England Performance Program squad.
- He was selected for the England Lions and played against Sri Lanka in 2011, then later the same year Ben Stokes made his England debut against Ireland.
- Ben Stokes played four more ODIs against India before being ruled out due to a finger injury.
- His next opportunity for England came in 2013, when he was named in the One Day International squad against Ireland and Australia, before being included in the squad for the 2013–14 Ashes tour.
- He has taken best figures of 258 with the bat and 6-36 with the ball in Test cricket, which has been the best performance of his Test career so far.