Ben Stokes – Cricketer Par Excellence

Ben Stokes sends cricketing fans into a tizzy whenever he enters the playing field for his team, England. The all-rounder is skilled with the bat and ball, being a fast-medium right-arm bowler and left-handed batter. On the domestic cricket circuit, he debuted for Durham in a one-day match at The Oval, claiming the coveted wicket of striker Mark Ramprakash with only his third ball. While he made his test cricket debut in December 2013 against Australia, his first ODI was against Ireland in August 2011 and first T-20 international against the Windies in September 2011. He served as the vice-captain of the England test squad from February 2017. He is currently part of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL (Indian Premier League) – he played for the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL (Big Bash League) in 2015 as Jesse Ryder’s replacement.

Ben Stokes Personal Details:

Name Ben Stokes
Date of Birth 04 June 1991
Birthplace Christchurch
Height 6 ft
Playing Role Left Handed Batsman/ Right Arm Fast Medium Bowler
ICC Rankings-
Test 9
ODI 20
ODI 63

The International Cricket Career Graph

Ben Stokes’ batting and bowling styles are standout, often proving destructive to the opposing side. Here are a few of the cricketer’s proudest international cricket moments over the years:

  1. He has played 58 tests, 95 ODIs and 23 T-20 internationals. He has amassed 3712, 2682 and 232 runs respectively in the three formats. He has taken 137, 70 and 10 wickets respectively in the three cricket formats.
  2. Ben Stokes’ test records list is a long one – he has scored the fastest 250 runs and the fastest double-ton in the format. He has also scored the highest number of runs in the morning part of a match.
  3. His best test cricket batting performance was against South Africa in 2016, with a score of 258 runs. His ODI score of 102 runs (not out) in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 was his ODI best.
  4. Ben Stokes’ bowling best in the test format was a BBM (best bowling per match) of 6/22 against the West Indies in September 2017. BBMs of 5/61 vs Australia in September 2013 and 3/26 vs New Zealand in the World T20 semi-final in March 2016 are his total ODI and T20 international totals so far.

Ben Stokes Batting Stats

Format Matches Innings Runs Highest score Average Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 62 113 4006 258 37.09 58.68 9 1 21 494 69
ODI 95 81 2682 102 40.64 93.94 3 0 20 217 75
T20I 23 20 232 38 15.47 130.34 0 0 0 20 9
IPL 34 33 635 103 22.68 132.02 1 0 1 43 25

Ben Stokes Bowling Stats

Format Matches Innings Balls Bowled Runs Wickets BBM Economy Average Strike Rate 5W 10W
Test 62 102 8461 4676 142 8/161 3.32 32.93 59.58 4 0
ODI 95 80 2912 2920 70 5/61 6.02 41.71 41.6 1 0
T20I 23 18 334 496 10 3/26 8.91 49.6 33.4 0 0
IPL 34 30 587 808 26 3/15 8.26 31.08 22.58 0 0

Ben Stokes’ IPL Journey

Ben Stokes’ IPL teams list includes the Rising Pune Supergiants, with whom he started out in 2017, and the Rajasthan Royals, his squad since 2018. Here is a recap of his IPL stints so far:

  1. Ben has been a part of 34 IPL matches so far, scoring 635 total runs and taking 26 wickets overall.
  2. He scored a mammoth 103 not out in his debut game against the Gujarat Lions and received a total of three ‘Man of the Match’ awards in 14 games.
  3. His BBM of 3/15 against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the league’s 2018 instalment is his bowling best.

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