Ben Stokes England Cricketer- Full Biography
Benjamin Andrew Stokes is an English cricketer and current vice-captain of the England Team. Ben Stokes born in Christchurch, New Zealand, at the age of 12, he moved to northern England and starts playing club cricket for local teams. He is an attacking middle-order left-hand batsman and right-hand medium-fast bowler. Before discussing his achievement let’s discuss his struggles. In T20 world 2016 in the final match against west indies, 19 runs required in last over England were very close to the world cup but in ben stokes last over Carlos Brathwaite hits 4 consecutive sixes. Stokes became the highest-paid overseas player in the Indian Premier League in 2017, fetching a record contract of ₹14.5 INR ($2.16 million or £1.7 million). Ben Stokes started playing for England from 2011, Ben Stokes 2019-20 was a sensational year for him. but he becomes very popular and iconic cricketer when his singly handed match performance England won the world cup 2019 (ODI). We will discuss his achievement in the Highlighted Records Section.
Ben Stokes English Cricketer- Basic Information
- Full Name: Benjamin Andrew Stokes
- Nickname: Stokesy
- Role: All Rounder
- Batting Style: Left-Handed
- Bowling Style: Right-arm fast
Ben Stokes Physical Appearance
- Height (approx.): 6’0″ ft
- Weight (approx.): NA
- Eye Colour: Blonde
- Hair Colour: Brown
Personal Life Of Ben Stokes
- Date of Birth: June 4, 1991
- Age: 29 Years (as of 2020)
- Birth Place: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
- Zodiac sign: Gemini
- Nationality: English
- School: Cockermouth School
- College: NA
- Educational Qualifications: NA
Ben Stokes Family & Religion
- Father: Gerard Stokes
- Mother: Deborah Stokes
- Brother: Andrew Stokes (Passed away)
- Sister: Tracey Stokes (Passed away)
- Coach/Mentor: NA
- Religion: Christianity
Ben Stokes Currently Living in England
Cricket Career Of Ben Stokes
- Test: 05 December 2013 v Australia
- ODI: 25 August 2011 v Ireland
- T20: 23 September 2011 v West Indies
- Jersey Number: #55 England
- Domestic/State Teams: England, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiant, Melbourne Renegades, Canterbury, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, England Development Programme Under-19s, England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Performance Programme XI, England Under-19s.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Nature on the field: Very Aggressive.
Highlighted Records Of Ben Stokes
- In Ashes 2013-14 he holds the third-highest run-scorer with 279 runs and also second-highest wicket-taker with 15 wickets.
- In 2014 Royal London One-Day Cup Final at Lord’s, having scored 38* and taken 2 wickets and also named man of the match in a low-scoring game against Warwickshire.
- In 2016 vs South Africa He holds the record for England’s fastest ever Test double-century, the fastest ever Test match 250, and the highest ever score for a Test batsman batting at number six he scored 258 off 167 balls(30 fours and 11 sixes). In the same match, He also holds the record for the most runs scored by an individual batsman in the morning session of a Test match. Click here to watch.
- On 27 January 2018, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for ₹12.5 crores (£1.7m); he was the most expensive player in the 2018 IPL auction.
- In the world cup 2019 final against New Zealand, he scored 84*, including 2 sixes in the final over, to tie the game. He then batted in the super over with Jos Buttler, which again was a tie, but England won the match on the boundary countback rule. For this performance, he was named man of the match for the second time in the tournament. Click here to watch
- In 2019 Ashes He was named as England’s player of the series as he ended the series as England’s top run-scorer with 441 runs with 2 hundred and 2 fifties, while also taking 8 wickets.
- In the third test at Headingley, Stokes managed to overturn an overnight Australian lead, hitting 11 fours and 8 sixes to win with an unbeaten 135* in a record pursuit of 359. Click here to watch
Ben Stokes Preferences & Hobbies
- Hobbies: Driving, Gaming, Listening to music
- Favorite Cricketers: Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen
- Favorite Sportspersons: NA
- Favorite Actress: NA
- Favorite Food: Omelette
- Favorite Color: NA
Ben Stokes Relationship Status
- Marital Status: married
- Wife: Clare Ratcliffe
- Marriage Date: NA
- Affairs/Girlfriend: Clare Ratcliffe
- Children: Layton and Libby (Sons)
Awards and Recognitions
- For his performances in 2017, he was named both in the World Test XI and ODI XI by the ICC. He was also named in the World ODI XI by the ICC for 2018.
- Man of the match in Final Cricket World Cup 2019
- He was named in the “Team of the Tournament” for the 2019 World Cup by the ICC.
- In 2019 he was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for 2019.
- He was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Allerdale on 25 September 2019.
- He was awarded the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year in Aberdeen.
- In January 2020, Stokes was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Best Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
- Stokes was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to cricket.
Controversies did by Ben Stokes ( English Cricketer )
- In late 2011, he was arrested and cautioned for obstructing the police in Durham. Stokes was allegedly drunk when the incident took place.
In 2015-16 Ben Stokes fined 15 percent of his match fee, given one demerit point for abusing spectator in Johannesburg Test
- In 2015 The duel between Stokes and West Indies Marlon Samuels began in Grenada when Samuels gave Stokes a salute after dismissing him.
- In 2016-17 During the third Test of the series between India and England at Mohali, Stokes was reprimanded by the match referee and handed one demerit point for swearing at Indian cricketers after he was dismissed.
- In 2016 after the altercation with Sabbir Rahman Stokes was fined 15 percent of his match fees for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test.
- Ben Stokes, who was arrested for one night after causing ‘bodily harm’ in a nightclub in Bristol after England’s victory over West Indies in the third ODI, is no stranger to controversy.
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The All Out Cricket Post-Interview Interview Of Ben Stokes
Source: Good Morning Britain
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