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Ben Stokes

Born: June 4, 1991 (age 28)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Nationality: England flag English

Role: All-rounder

Batting Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Bowling Style: Left-handed
Ben Stokes poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
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Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2011-)
Test DebutDec 5, 2013 vs. Australia
ODI DebutAug 25, 2011 vs. Ireland
Domestic2009-Durham
Sports Mole has 824 articles about Ben Stokes. Articles 1 to 40:
General view of Norwich City's Carrow Road taken January 2017
Coronavirus latest: What the world of sport got up to on Thursday, April 2
Ben Stokes will also be taking to the track on Sunday.
18:08
England's Ben Stokes celebrates his century on January 17, 2020
Ben Stokes, Charles Leclerc among stars to feature in next F1 Virtual Grand Prix
The England cricket star will take on a host of Formula One drivers around a virtual Albert Park in Melbourne on Sunday.
12:54
General view of Lord's cricket ground from August 2019
Coronavirus latest: ECB chief executive Tom Harrison takes 25% pay cut
Domestic cricket has been placed on lockdown until at least May 28 and the England and Wales Cricket Board announced measures to help lower costs.
22:05
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final as he and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies on July 14, 2019
Coronavirus: Wimbledon calls emergency meeting to discuss possible cancellation
The pandemic has cast doubt on the viability of this summer's championships at SW19.
Mar 26, 08:14
England's Ben Stokes celebrates his century on January 17, 2020
Ben Stokes preparing as though IPL will go ahead as planned next month
India is currently on lockdown.
Mar 25, 20:52
England's James Anderson hits a shot and is caught out by South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen on January 4, 2020
Coronavirus latest: James Anderson fears for immediate future of cricket
A potential rescheduling of the season will be talked about between the England and Wales Cricket Board and the 18 first-class counties on Thursday.
Mar 18, 16:50
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes recovering from stomach injury
England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka was postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 18, 12:46
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
England's tour of Sri Lanka postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
The squad are to head home.
Mar 13, 10:47
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes withdraws from Sri Lanka tour game due to abdominal issue
Team officials say his withdrawal is not related to the coronavirus.
Mar 13, 06:48
England's Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley celebrate a century partnership on January 24, 2020
Zak Crawley feels ready to realise potential for England
The batsman top-scored in England's first warm-up match.
Mar 9, 12:33
England's Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley celebrate a century partnership on January 24, 2020
Zak Crawley impresses as England batsmen spend valuable time at crease
England were 282 for five at tea on the final day of their tour match against a Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI.
Mar 9, 09:33
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
Joe Root finds his rhythm early in Sri Lanka warm-up
Joe Root made 78 against the Sri Lanka Cricket President's XI as England reached tea at 213 for six in Katunayake.
Mar 7, 12:04
England's Dom Sibley reacts as he leaves the pitch after losing his wicket on January 16, 2020
Dom Sibley vows to 'embrace the challenge' on spinning pitches in Sri Lanka
The 24-year-old England opener has been playing cricket in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia over the winter.
Mar 6, 11:32
Saqib Mahmood during an England nets session in November 2019
Saqib Mahmood: Jofra Archer, Mark Wood "have raised the bar" for pace bowlers
Saqib Mahmood will look to step up in the pace duo's absence.
Mar 5, 12:12
England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his half century on February 16, 2020
Result: Eoin Morgan leads England to series victory over South Africa
Blistering half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow had laid the foundations.
Feb 16, 17:13
South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen in action on February 16, 2020
Result: Heinrich Klaasen stars for South Africa to set England target of 223
Klaasen's rampaging half-century and 49 off 24 deliveries from Temba Bavuma helped the Proteas to 222 for six.
Feb 16, 14:47
England celebrate their victory over South Africa at Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, South Africa on February 14, 2020
Result: Tom Curran holds his nerve after Quinton De Kock's fireworks
England levelled the three-match series.
Feb 14, 22:39
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Eoin Morgan: England's bowlers "came up trumps" in South Africa win
Tom Curran defended 15 off the final over.
Feb 14, 22:34
England's Eoin Morgan demonstrates what men have on June 30, 2019
Eoin Morgan hails "unbelievable" Tom Curran resolve to get England over line
The quick ensured the tourists were able to defend 204 for seven.
Feb 14, 22:18
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes give England imposing total against South Africa
The tourists' reached 204 for seven as they looked to level the Twenty20 series.
Feb 14, 18:04
England's Eoin Morgan demonstrates what men have on June 30, 2019
Eoin Morgan "fuming" as England fall short against South Africa
England lost their way under the East London floodlights and lost by one run after captain Eoin Morgan was dismissed for 52 in the penultimate over.
Feb 12, 22:44
England's Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen with teammates on February 12, 2020
England set 178 to win opening T20 against South Africa
Chris Jordan took two wickets for the tourists.
Feb 12, 19:55
Mark Wood pictured in January 2020
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Mark Wood return to England T20 side
The trio were rested for the one-day internationals in South Africa.
Feb 12, 17:08
Keaton Jennings in action for England on January 25, 2019
Keaton Jennings recall down to skill against spin
Keaton Jennings' two Test centuries have come in Asia.
Feb 11, 18:34
Keaton Jennings in action for England on January 25, 2019
Keaton Jennings, Ben Foakes recalled by England for Sri Lanka Test series
Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson and Moeen Ali are among those absent from a 16-man party.
Feb 11, 13:52
England's Eoin Morgan demonstrates what men have on June 30, 2019
Eoin Morgan: 'Giving youth experience is more important than ODI result'
The tourists chose to rest the established Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer, who was injured anyway, for the ongoing ODI series.
Feb 7, 20:07
Tom Curran and his haircut in action for England on May 17, 2019
Tom Curran: 'Heavy South Africa defeat will not dent England confidence'
South Africa won the first of the three-match series by seven wickets at Newlands.
Feb 6, 15:54
England's Joe Denly pictured on November 2, 2019
Joe Denly not looking to emulate Ben Stokes or Jos Buttler
The one-day series begins in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Feb 2, 19:51
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes father returns home after 37 days in South African hospital
The former rugby league player was hospitalised with a serious illness two days before Christmas.
Jan 30, 07:19
England's Stuart Broad in action on January 25, 2020
Stuart Broad fined 15% of match fee for swearing at Faf Du Plessis
The incident happened during the fourth Test in Johannesburg as England secured a 3-1 series win over South Africa.
Jan 28, 11:41
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
Joe Root: 'Ashes plans already falling into place'
Wood, Archer and Stokes all missed England's last trip Down Under.
Jan 28, 08:56
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes joins elite company with all-round displays in South Africa
The all-rounder became only the sixth player to amass 300 runs, 10 wickets and 10 catches in a Test series.
Jan 27, 17:47
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
Result: England seal dominant 3-1 series win over South Africa
Tourists complete 191-run success at the Wanderers.
Jan 27, 15:14
Ben Stokes is congratulated by England teammates on January 27, 2020
England claim two wickets before tea
Rassie van der Rassie Van Der Dussen falls for 98 as hosts slip to 188 for four in Johannesburg.
Jan 27, 13:48
Ben Stokes is congratulated by England teammates on January 27, 2020
Woakes and Stokes push England closer to series win in Johannesburg
The hosts were 90 for two at lunch on day four, needing another 376 runs for victory
Jan 27, 10:37
England's Joe Root celebrates reaching his half century on January 26, 2020
England press home advantage to close in on victory
The tourists have two days to bowl South Africa out and take the series 3-1.
Jan 26, 16:38
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
England decline to enforce follow-on in Johannesburg
The Proteas were dismissed for 183 in response to England's first-innings 400.
Jan 26, 14:36
England's Mark Wood celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Dane Paterson with team mates on January 26, 2020
England bowl South Africa out for 183 to close in on series-clinching win
The quick took his second five-for in his last three Test appearances.
Jan 26, 10:49
England's Ben Stokes walks off after losing his wicket on January 24, 2020
The highs and lows of Ben Stokes's recent career following outburst
Ben Stokes started the year with a match-winning display but courted controversy in the fourth Test.
Jan 25, 15:01
England's Ben Stokes walks off after losing his wicket on January 24, 2020
Ben Stokes fined 15% of match fee for angry outburst
The England all-rounder's outburst came when he was goaded by a fan following his first-innings dismissal.
Jan 25, 14:46

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