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Ben Stokes

Full NameBenjamin Andrew Stokes

BornJune 4, 1991

Height6 ft (1.83 m)

NationalityEnglish

RoleAll Rounder / Left hand Batsman & Right arm fast medium Bowler

Relation(s)Clare Ratcliffe (Spouse)

Ben Stokes Biography


Benjamin Andrew Stokes or Ben Stokes is an English cricketer born on 4th June, 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand. At the age of around 12, he along with his family moved to North England where he grew up learning and playing cricket.

 

After seeing his great all round abilities with both bat and ball, he signed a 2-year county contract with Durham.


Initial domestic career

 

After playing for Durham, he was also called for playing two youth tests against Bangladesh. He had a scored a half century and picked up crucial wickets in the two tests.

 

His performance grabbed him a chance to play the 2010 U-19 World Cup where he scored a brilliant century against India U-19.


International career(limited overs)

 

Stokes made his international debut for England against Ireland in an ODI game in 2011, but failed to make an impression. His performance in the following matches was also below par.


Test career

 

His test debut was during the 2013 Ashes. After a miserable first match, he scored a fantastic century in his second game. And from there he kept on growing.

 

He became a regular member of the England team with his timely contributions with both bat and the ball.

 

His career best performance came against South Africa where he scored the second fastest double hundred in test cricket. His performances also made him the vice-captain of England test team in 2017.


Records

 

Fastest 250 in a test match (196 balls). Second highest number of sixes in a test inning(11 sixes). Most runs in a Test innings at the sixth position (258 runs). Most runs in the first session of a day in Tests (130 runs). Highest Test partnership for the sixth wicket. He achieved this feat against South Africa when he made a partnership of 399 runs with Jonny Bairstow.


IPL career

 

In 2017, he fetched whopping Rs. 14.5 crores to become the most expensive buy in an IPL auction for an overseas player. He showed his worth by getting three Man of the Match awards out of 14 appearances that he made in the season and taking Rising Pune Supergiants to the finals.


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Top 5 England batsmen with most Test sixes
All-rounders dominate this list which features one active player.
IPL 2018: IPL XI cheaper than Ben Stokes
IPL 2018: IPL XI cheaper than Ben Stokes
Instead of spending 12.5 crores on Stokes, Rajasthan Royals could have got an entire team for 12.4 crores.
Stokes's England return could take place in New Zealand
Stokes's England return could take place in New Zealand
The Durham all-rounder missed the whole of England's 4-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia.
Rajasthan Royals chairman reveals why Ben Stokes was bought for 12.5 crore
Rajasthan Royals chairman reveals why Ben Stokes was bought for 12.5 crore
Stokes was the most expensive player for the second year in a row.
NZCPA slams 'humiliating' IPL auctions
NZCPA slams 'humiliating' IPL auctions
A total of 578 players went under the hammer during the auctions which took place on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore.
IPL 2018 Auction: Five major talking points
IPL 2018 Auction: Five major talking points
Relive the major aspects that grabbed the headlines during this year's IPL Auctions.
IPL 2018 Auction: Most extravagant buys from each team
IPL 2018 Auction: Most extravagant buys from each team
One uncapped, four overseas players make it to the list.
IPL 2018 Auction: 5 foreign cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money
IPL 2018 Auction: 5 foreign cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money
A look at the 5 players who fetched far more than what they perhaps expected.
IPL 2018 Auction: 5 most expensive players
IPL 2018 Auction: 5 most expensive players
India's biggest shopping festival of the year saw a total of ₹4,31,70,00,000 being splurged on 169 players.
IPL 2018 Auction: Best buys by each IPL team
IPL 2018 Auction: Best buys by each IPL team
Which players were the most astute purchases for the franchises in this auction?
IPL 2018 Auction : Team owners have bid for performance rather than reputation
IPL 2018 Auction : Team owners have bid for performance rather than reputation
Franchises have turned a corner in terms of team selection.
Top 8 English players in IPL 2018
Top 8 English players in IPL 2018
The IPL auction is over for another year. Which English player will have the best IPL season?
IPL Auction 2018: Why many England players went unsold at the Auctions?
IPL Auction 2018: Why many England players went unsold at the Auctions?
KKR and DD CEOs answer why England players were overlooked.
IPL Auctions 2018: Rajasthan Royals (RR) performance at the auctions
IPL Auctions 2018: Rajasthan Royals (RR) performance at the auctions
Analyzing the Royals' strengths and weaknesses after the 2018 auctions.
IPL Auctions 2018: Full team list and players sold
IPL Auctions 2018: Full team list and players sold
Ben Stokes was the most expensive player with 12.5 crores for Rajasthan Royals, Jaydev Unadkat emerged as the most expensive Indian.
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