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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


A swashbuckling left-handed batsman and developing seamer, Stokes' future looks bright. Stokes was selected for the England Under-19 squad to tour South Africa in January and February 2009 without having made a senior appearance for Durham. He was not involved in their defence of the LV= County Championship title, but did make three NatWest Pro40 appearances in 2009 before being selected for England U19s on their tour to Bangladesh in October. He was subsequently included in the age-group World Cup squad - he hit 100 off 88 balls against India - and his promise earned him a two-year ...

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