Benjamin Andrew Stokes (born June 4, 1991) is an English International Cricketer from Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. At the age of 12 years along with his parents, he moved to Northern England. Moreover, he learned the gaming there and started playing club cricket with local teams.
Stokes is also the vice president of the England test cricket team. He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed but bowls right-arm fast-medium pace. In 2009, all-rounder made the first one-day debut for Durham at The Oval.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, & Education
Recently Ben Stokes’s age is 28 years and celebrates his birthday on June 4 every year. He was born to father Gerard Stokes who was a Rugby League Player and coach and mother Deborah Stokes who is a renowned cricketer. His beloved parents support him every time for a bright future.
On coming to siblings, Tom Curran and Sam Curran are his brothers but about sister information will soon be updated. Ben’s educational qualification and high school information is not available yet. Some sources said that he did schooling from a local school.
At the only age of 15, In 2006 he won the North Lancashire and Cumbria cricket league premier division title with the Cockermouth cricket club.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse
According to the reports, Stoke was dating his girlfriend name Clare Ratcliffe for a long time. After the brief interval of time, they spent together, both decided to take their relationship to the next level. Therefore, on October 14, 2017, both tied a knot and begins a new journey of life.
Furthermore, Because of their happily married life, the couple has a son named Layton stokes and daughter Libby stokes. They seem to be loyal to each other that may be the reason that no more information regarding his past relationship comes into gossips.
Cricket Matches & Net worth
Ben Stokes made his first ODI and T20 debut on August 25 against Ireland and September 23 against West Indies respectively in the year 2011. Further, began his test career on 5 December 2013 against Australia in Adelaide.
Stokes had played 42 test matches and scored 2579 runs and 98 wickets he had taken. Moreover, he also played 70 ODI’s and score 1846 runs and taken 58 wickets. Further, showed his best performance in 22 T20’s and 25 IPL (Indian Premier League).
In 2013-2014 he was selected as a player in England team for Ashes series. In 2012 he didn’t play because of injuries and to maintain his form. On 13 February 2017, Ben was appointed as vice-captain of the cricket team.
In January 2015 joined Melbourne Renegades of Australia Big Bash League and showed his skills there as well. This career as a professional cricketer helped him in earning a Net worth of $ 10 million US Dollars.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Benjamin Andrew Stokes.|
|Nick name||Stokesy, Rocky, Ben Stokes.|
|Profession||Professional English Cricketer.|
|Famous For||His cricket career as an all-rounder.|
|Age (As of 2018)||28 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||4 June 1991.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Social Media Stats||Instagram: @stokesy (920k+ followers).
Twitter: @benstokes38 (616.1k+ fans).
Facebook: @benstokes38official (751k+ likes).
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Gemini.|
|Current Residence||Northern, England.|
|International Debut||Test: 5 December 2013 vs Australia at Adelaide.
ODI: 25 August 2011 vs Ireland at Dublin.
T20: 23 September 2011 vs West Indies at London
|Records||1. Record for the fastest century by England Batsman and second in the World against South Africa in 2015.
2. Record for the fastest century by England Batsman in a test against New Zealand in 2015.
3. Fastest 250 runs in test cricket.
4. Most runs scored by an individual batsman in the morning session of a test match.
|Nature on Field||Aggressive.|
|Jersey Number||1. 67 for England.
2. 55 for Country Cricket.
|Domestic Team||Durham, England Lions, Melbourne Renegades, England XI and many more.|
|Turning Point||2013-2014 Ashes series in Australia.|
|Top performance||Test: 258 runs and 4 times 5 wickets.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6'0".
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 80 Kg.
Pounds: 176 lbs.
|Biceps Size||14 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||42-34-38.|
|Shoe Size (US)||10 inches.|
|Tattoos details?||A lot of tattoos on his body. Especially on the left arm. On the right forearm an image of Phoenix.|
|Parents||Father: Gerard Stokes (Coach).
Mother: Deborah Stokes.
|Siblings||Brother: Tom Curran and Sam Curran.
Sister: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wedding Date/Place||14 October 2017.|
|Dating History?||Relationship with Clare.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Clare Ratcliffe (2017- present).
|Children||Son: Layton stokes.
Daughter: Libby stokes.
|Alma Mater||Will Update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Cricketer||Batsman: Kevin Pieterson.
Bowler: Dale Steyn.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Listening to music and Driving.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$10 Million US Dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Earnings & Monthly Income||Test Fee £ 12,000.
ODI Fee £ 5,000.
T20 Fee £ 2,500.
|Home Details||House in Northern England.|
|Email Address||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Ben Stokes
- In 2017, during IPL he became the highest-paid overseas player in the auction with the amount of INR 14.5 crore taken by Rising Pune Supergiants.
- According to Wikipedia, Stokes is fond of tattoos also on his left arm there is a motivational tattoo. There is written, “Being the best you can be is only possible if you desire to be a champion and your fear of failure is non-existent”.
- Year 2014 was not good for him as in 10 test innings he just scored 0, 5, 5, 4, 0, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0 respectively.
- This Cricketer, Ben Stokes’ height is around 6 feet 0 inch (183 cm or 1.83 m) with a fit body physique and a weight of 80 kg (176 lbs).
- He doesn’t smoke but on some occasions usually found drinking alcohol.
- Once the part of the controversy, during a match against Australia in 2015. Ben became the sixth batsman and first England player to be given out obstructing the field.
- Pull shot is his favorite one and popularity among youngsters because of his swing fast bowling.
- He got the raw talent but unfortunately due to low income his father didn’t have enough money to spend on it.
- On his Instagram Official, he gained huge popularity with 920k+ followers and on Twitter, it is about 616.1k+ fans.
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- Stokes made a better score of 101 in the first match against Bangladesh and helped the team to win that match.
- He was part of the ICC World Cup 2019 and showed his best performance there.
- In the first ODI, he took the wicket of Aaron Finch and surprised everyone. The next match was good for him and he took the wicket of Nathan Coulter Nile.
- Basically batting average of test cricket is 33.89 while that of ODI is 35.50.