Benjamin Andrew Stokes
(Australian Cricketer)


Benjamin Andrew Stokes or commonly known as Ben Stokes is an English International Cricketer and former vice-captain of the England Test team. Stokes was born and brought up in New Zealand, later on, he moved to England with his family at the age of 12. He learnt the game in English conditions and became the all-rounder that bowls right-arm-fast-medium but is a lefty when it comes to batting. His father Gerard Stokes represented New Zealand in International Rugby leagues, but he goes well on his mother because she was a cricketer. Ben Stokes is the highest paid overseas player of the IPL in 2017 and 2018.

Ben Stokes
Nickname:Stokesy, The Hurt Locker, Rocky
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:
Biopic:
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):6’ 0”
Weight (approx.):80 Kg
Eye Colour:Blonde
Hair Colour:Blue
Tattoos:
Personal Life
Date of Birth:4 June 1991
Age (as on 2017):26 years
Birth Place:Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Gemini
Nationality:English
School:NA
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:NA
Signature:NA
Family
Father:Gerard Stokes
Mother:Deborah Stokes
Sister:NA
Brother:NA
Coach/Mentor:NA
Religion:Christianity
Address:
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:5 December 2013 vs Australia against Adelaide
ODI:25 August 2011 vs Ireland against Dublin
T20:23 September 2011 vs West Indies against London
Jersey Number:#67 (England )
#55 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team:New Zealand, Durham, England, England Lions, England XI, Melbourne Renegades
Nature on the field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:Australia
Favourite Shot:Pull Shot
Records
  • He scored the fastest century as an English batsman in 85 balls against Kiwis in the first test of 2015 Test series in Lords
  • He had the joint record of most Test centuries by an English left-hander from 6-11 position alongside Peter Parfitt.
  • He is the 9th England cricketer who had hit more than 3 centuries and taken more than 40 wickets in red ball cricket.
  • Alongside Jonny Bairstow, Ben holds the record 6th wicked stand of 399 runs against South Africa (Test)
Preferences
Hobbies:Playing Tennis, driving, listening music
Favourite Batsmen:Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Favourite Bowlers:Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glen McGrath
Favourite Cricket Ground:Sydney Cricket Ground, Wankhede Cricket Stadium
Favourite sports personalities:John McEnroe, Roger Federer
Favourite Food:Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Sushi, Baigan Bharta, Crab Masala
Favourite Actors:Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
Favourite Films:Sholay, Coming to America
Favourite Musicians/Singers:SD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits, U2
Favourite Destinations:New Zealand, Mussoorie
Smoking/Alcohol:No/Yes
Career Turning Point
  • His international career came to life in 2013-2014 Ashes series in Australia
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:Nissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5″Limited Edition, BMW i8, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW X5M
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Clare Ratcliffe
Wife/Spouse:Clare Ratcliffe
Marriage Date:14 October 2017
Children:
Earnings
Net Worth:$10 million
Retainer Fee:£700,000
Test Fee:£5,000
T20 Fee:£2,500
IPL 11:12.5 Crore
Controversies
  • Ben Stokes became 1st English and 6th player to be given a rare kind of out that is Obstructing the field.
  • His famous controversy was the Bristol city club Brawl
Lesser Known Facts
  • Ben doesn’t smoke
  • Ben takes alcohol
  • He is a New Zealander by birth.
  • He and his family moved from New Zealand in 2003 to northern England.
  • He scored the second-fastest Test century (163 Balls) against South Africa in Cape Town in 2015
  • He is a son of a Rugby player who represented New Zealand in international rugby leagues.
  • He goes well on his mother because she was a cricketer
  • He loves tattoos
  • He is the highest paid overseas player of the IPL of 2017 and 2018.