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Ben Stoke

Ben Stoke


Ben Stoke, who is England International cricketer and former vice-captain of the English Test team, born on 4 June 1991, In Christchurch, New Zealand.

Family Background:

He is the son of Gerard Stokes who is a great rugby player as well as a coach and his wife Deborah Stokes.

Personal Life:

Ben Stokes has been dating with his fiancee Clare Ratcliffe long time. They got married and they have two children Layton and Libby.


Ben started playing cricket at the very young age. He has won many titles in the early cricket career. In 2009, He had made his One-Day debut for Durham at The Oval and had managed to take the wickets. He had made his first-class One Day debut for Durham against the Marylebone Cricket Club during the traditional season opener, In that match, He scored a half-century and took one wicket. At the start of 2010, He made his championship debut for Durham, where he played against Essex. On 13 May he had made his first-class century against Nottinghamshire. In August 2011, He had made his senior England debut in ODI against Ireland. He had been selected for the England Squad for the 2013-2014 Ashes series against Australia. He had been selected to bat at number 7 in the first match of ODI series and made 21 runs off 20 balls. 2014 is the very worst year for Ben Stokes, He didn’t score high. He only made a run in one digit number. On 2 January 2015, Ben joined the Melbourne Renegades. In 2015, Ben had been selected in England for the first Ashes test and he had scored 52 runs in the first inning. Then scored 42 runs in the second inning. He had made 87 runs in the first inning of the second test. On 13 February 2017, He had selected a vice-captain of England’s test team. He had also part of IPL team Rising Pune Supergiant in February 2017 and On 27 January 2018, He had been caught by Rajasthan Royal.

Unknown Facts:

  • He had Injured his finger after punching locker in anger.
  • His nickname is Rocky.
  • His real name is Benjamin Andrew Stokes.
  • He likes to have a tattoo.

Master Stroke:

  • In 2017, He became the highest paid overseas player in the IPL auction with the whopping amount of INR  14.5 Crore by Rising Pune Supergiant.


  • In 2015, During an ODI match against Australia, He had become the 6th Batsman and 1st England player to be given out obstructing the field.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2015, He received the Player of the match award in Test series.
  • In 2016, He received the Player of the series award.
  • In 2017, He received the Man of the Match award against Australia.
  • In 2017, He received the Player of the Series awards.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Ben Strokes, Just focus on career. Ignore the gossip of other people.

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