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Ben Stokes
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Personal information
Full name Benjamin Andrew Stokes
Born 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04) (age 29)
Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium pace
Role All-rounder
International information
National side England
Test debut (cap 658) 5 December 2013 v Australia
Last Test 13 December 2013 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 221) 25 August 2011 v Ireland
Last ODI 16 September 2013 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 59
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–present Durham (squad no. 38)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 41 67 115 137
Runs scored 2,532 1,791 6,310 3,692
Batting average 35.16 35.82 34.67 35.16
100s/50s 6/13 3/11 14/32 7/18
Top score 258 102* 258 164
Balls bowled 5,794 2,181 13,309 3,826
Wickets 95 58 256 120
Bowling average 34.13 38.01 30.42 30.49
5 wickets in innings 4 1 6 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 6/22 5/61 7/67 5/61
Catches/stumpings 38/– 34/– 77/– 64/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 3 April 2018

Benjamin Andrew Stokes (born 4 June 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand), usually referred to as just Ben Stokes, is an English cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm fast-medium pace and bats left-handed. He plays for Durham and has represented the England U-19 team.

Early life

Stokes is the son of rugby league player and coach Gerard Stokes. He moved to England at the age of 12.

Cricket career

Stokes made his one day debut for Durham in 2009 at The Oval and managed to take the wicket of hugely experienced batsman Mark Ramprakash with only his third delivery in professional cricket. He played in 2 youth tests against Bangladeshi U-19 during 2009, in which he made a half-century and took a few wickets. He then went on to play in the 2010 U-19 World Cup, during which he scored a century against the Indian U-19s.

He made his first class debut for Durham against the MCC during the traditional season opener, which for 2010 was taking place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, he made his maiden fifty and took his first wicket. At the start of the 2010 County Cricket Season he also made his Championship debut for Durham when he played in a fixture against Essex. He made his maiden first class century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on 13 May. He has also featured for Durham in the Clydesdale Bank 40 over competition. Durham's continuing problems with many players becoming injured at the start of the 2010 season meant that Stokes continued playing in all forms of the game for Durham. Having had a very successful debut season in first-class cricket he was given a place in the England Performance Programme and travelled to Australia during the 2010–11 Ashes.

Stokes was a member of the England ODI squad for their match against Ireland in August 2011. Stokes was caught and bowled by Paul Stirling for just 3 in the first innings. He was subsequently selected for the England 2013–14 Ashes squad to play Australia along with two other played who had not played Test cricket before: Gary Ballance and Boyd Rankin. Stokes made his test debut on 5 December 2013, in the second Test.

International centuries & five-wicket hauls

International centuries

Test centuries

#Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year Result
1 120 2 Flag of Australia Australia WACA Ground Perth Australia 2013 Lost
2 101 10 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Lord's London England 2015 Won
3 258 21 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground Cape Town South Africa 2016 Drawn
4 128 28 Flag of India India Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot India 2016 Drawn
5 112 35 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa The Oval London England 2017 Won
6 100 38 Flag of West Indies West Indies Headingley Leeds England 2017 Lost

One Day International centuries

#Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country YearResult
1 101 45 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Dhaka Bangladesh 2016 Won
2 101 55 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Rose Bowl Southampton England 2017 Won
3 102* 58 Flag of Australia Australia Edgbaston Birmingham England 2017 Won

International five-wicket hauls

Test five-wicket hauls

#Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/99 4 Flag of Australia Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Australia 2014
2 6/36 15 Flag of Australia Australia Trent Bridge Nottingham England 2015
3 5/73 30 Flag of India India PCA Stadium Mohali India 2016
4 6/22 39 Flag of West Indies West Indies Lord's London England 2017

ODI five-wicket hauls

#Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/61 10 Flag of Australia Australia The Rose Bowl Southampton England 2013

External links

Template:England Squad 2014 ICC World Twenty20

Template:England Squad 2017 ICC Champions Trophy

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