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Ben Stokes

Key facts

Full Name: Benjamin Andrew Stokes
Born: June 4 1991 , Christchurch, New Zealand
Country: England
County: Durham
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19
Test debut: Australia v England, Adelaide, Dec 5-9 2013
ODI debut: Ireland v England, Dublin, Aug 25 2011
T20 debut: England v West Indies, The Oval, Sep 23 2011
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Biography

A swashbuckling left-handed batsman and developing seamer, Stokes made history in 2016 by blasting England's fastest Test double-century. Stokes smashed Sir Ian Botham's record by reaching the milestone in just 163 deliveries, just 10 balls more than New Zealander Nathan Astle's world record double-ton, in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. His achievement also arrived during a world-record sixth-wicket stand of 399 with Jonny Bairstow, who compiled his maiden international ton. Stokes' talent was apparent from a young age when he was selected for the England Under-19 sq...

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