Ben Stokes

Born: June 4, 1991 (age 24)

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
Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2011-)
Test DebutDec 5, 2013 vs. Australia
ODI DebutAug 25, 2011 vs. Ireland
Domestic2009-Durham Jets
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James Taylor watches Ben Stokes's tight T-shirt on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 22, 2016
Ben Stokes 'absolutely devastated' for James Taylor
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits that he is 'absolutely devastated' for James Taylor after being forced to retire due to a heart condition.
Apr 16, 20:22
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in action on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow among cricketers of year
England duo Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow make Wisden's top five cricketers of the year for 2015.
Apr 13, 09:09
Joe Root consoles Ben Stokes after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Steven Finn "gutted" for Ben Stokes
Steven Finn admits that he was "totally distraught" for Ben Stokes after his costly last over in the final of the World Twenty20.
Apr 7, 13:42
Ben Stokes still in action during an England training session on February 11, 2016
Stuart Broad: 'Ben Stokes can be one of England's best'
Ben Stokes has the potential to end up being regarded as one of the best cricketers to have played for England, according to Stuart Broad.
Apr 6, 17:28
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Radio presenters banned over Ben Stokes
Two Kiwi radio presenters are suspended after they broadcast a conversation with Ben Stokes's mother without her consent.
Apr 6, 11:15
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels: 'Ben Stokes doesn't learn'
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels hits out at "nervous" Ben Stokes following his costly final over in the World Twenty20 final in India.
Apr 4, 10:36
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes "overwhelmed" by support after World Twenty20 final defeat
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits that he is "overwhelmed" by the support he has received after his costly last over in the final of the World Twenty20.
Apr 3, 22:31
Joe Root consoles Ben Stokes after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Eoin Morgan refuses to blame Ben Stokes for World Twenty20 final defeat
England captain Eoin Morgan refuses to blame Ben Stokes for his side's World Twenty20 final defeat to the West Indies, despite a costly final over from the bowler.
Apr 3, 22:04
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Kevin Pietersen gives support to "star" Ben Stokes
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen gives his support to Ben Stokes after the bowler was smashed for four consecutive sixes in the last over of the World T20 final.
Apr 3, 20:49
Carlos Brathwaite celebrates dismissing Jos Buttler during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
West Indies hero Carlos Brathwaite pays tribute to Marlon Samuels
Carlos Brathwaite is quick to pay tribute to teammate Marlon Samuels after smashing the West Indies to victory in the World Twenty20 final against England.
Apr 3, 18:57
Carlos Brathwaite celebrates dismissing Jos Buttler during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Result: West Indies beat England in final over to win World Twenty20
Carlos Brathwaite stars in the final over as the West Indies pull off an unlikely victory against England in the final of the World Twenty20 in Kolkata.
Apr 3, 18:07
England batsman Jason Roy celebrates his century in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan in Dubai on November 20, 2015
Star batsman Jason Roy pays credit to England bowlers
Jason Roy pays tribute to the bowlers after his quickfire 78 helped England ease to victory over New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in India.
Mar 30, 18:22
Ben Stokes celebrates his own beauty with Chris Jordan during the World Twenty20 semi-final between England and New Zealand on March 30, 2016
Result: England end New Zealand run to reach World Twenty20 final
Ben Stokes and Jason Roy star as England cruise past New Zealand by seven wickets to reach the final of the World Twenty20 in India.
Mar 30, 17:38
BEN STOKES celebrates winning the World Twenty20 game between England and Sri Lanka on March 26, 2016
Ben Stokes: 'Delhi like home game for England'
Ben Stokes claims that England's familiarity with Delhi could see them better unbeaten New Zealand in the World T20 semi-finals.
Mar 28, 21:46
England players celebrate winning the World Twenty20 game between England and Sri Lanka on March 26, 2016
Result: England down reigning champions Sri Lanka to book World T20 semi-final spot
England knock reigning champions Sri Lanka out of the World Twenty20 in India and advance to the semi-finals of the tournament themselves.
Mar 26, 17:31
David Willey celebrates taking the wicket of Mohammad Shahzad during the World Twenty20 between England and Afghanistan on March 23, 2016
Result: England come past Afghanistan scare to keep World Twenty20 hopes alive
England overcome a shaky batting display to beat Afghanistan by 15 runs and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in India.
Mar 23, 12:57
Eoin Morgan reacts after losing his wicket during the World Twenty20 match between England and Afghanistan on March 23, 2016
Late fight against Afghanistan gives England hope of saving World Twenty20 hopes
Moeen Ali leads the charge as England's tail spares the top-order's blushes in Wednesday's Super 10 group match against Afghanistan at the World Twenty20.
Mar 23, 11:03
Joe Root in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Result: Joe Root scores 83 to inspire England to dramatic World T20 win over South Africa
Joe Root scores 83 to inspire England to a dramatic two-wicket victory over South Africa in the second match of their World T20 campaign.
Mar 18, 17:57
Kyle Abbott and Chris Morris of South Africa celebrate as Reece Topley of England reacts after winning the first T20 international match on February 19, 2016
Result: England fluff their lines as South Africa win thrilling Twenty20 at Newlands
Reece Topley's blunder on the final ball of the match helps South Africa defeat England by three wickets in a thrilling first Twenty20 international at Newlands.
Feb 19, 19:51
South Africa's AB de Villiers plays a shot on the final day of a two-day cricket match between an Indian Board President's XI and South Africa at The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on October 31, 2015
Result: South Africa tie ODI series at 2-2
South Africa beat England by one wicket to tie up the ODI series at 2-2 and force a decider at Newlands on Sunday.
Feb 12, 19:34
Ben Stokes and Joe Root walk off for tea on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Alastair Cook: 'England must protect top players'
England Test captain Alastair Cook suggests that Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Moeen Ali be rested on occasion.
Feb 10, 22:50
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Alastair Cook wary of cricket 'sin-bins'
England Test captain Alastair Cook warns that cricket could become "too PC" if sin-bins are introduced to the sport.
Feb 10, 22:30
Quinton de Kock in action during the third ODI between South Africa and England on February 09, 2016
Result: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla fire South Africa to ODI victory
South Africa claim their first win in the ODI series with England after an impressive innings from Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla.
Feb 9, 20:42
Alex Hales in action with the bat during the second ODI between South Africa and England on February 6, 2016
Result: England take 2-0 lead in ODI series
Alex Hales hits 99 runs as England take a 2-0 ODI series lead over South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
Feb 6, 18:11
Jos Buttler celebrates his century during the first ODI between South Africa and England on February 3, 2016
Result: Jos Buttler shines as England win first ODI
Jos Buttler powers to his century as England win the first ODI in South Africa by 39 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Feb 3, 20:04
Jos Buttler celebrates his century during the first ODI between South Africa and England on February 3, 2016
England score team record 15 sixes in one-day international
England score 15 sixes, the most that they have ever scored in a one-day international, against South Africa in Bloemfontein.
Feb 3, 15:26
Ben Stokes poses with his 'Man of the Series' trophy after the final Test between South Africa and England on January 26, 2016
Ian Botham: 'Move Ben Stokes up batting order'
Sir Ian Botham calls for Ben Stokes to be moved up the batting order for England's ODI series with South Africa.
Feb 1, 16:10
Jos Buttler poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
Jos Buttler aims to emulate Ben Stokes
Jos Buttler reveals that he is drawing from the heroics of England teammate Ben Stokes as the side gears up for the ODI series with South Africa.
Jan 30, 14:10
South Africa players celebrate on the final day of the final Test with England on January 26, 2016
Result: England collapse hands South Africa win
South Africa claim seven England wickets in just over an hour to win the final Test.
Jan 26, 09:10
Kagiso Rabada celebrates dismissing Alex Hales on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England lose three early wickets in chase of 382-run target
England's openers crumble as they end day four of the final Test on 52-3, requiring 330 runs to beat South Africa in Centurion.
Jan 25, 16:38
Ben Stokes on his knees on January 23, 2016
Ian Botham: 'Don't rule out England win'
Sir Ian Botham insists that England are still capable of going on to win the final Test with South Africa in Centurion.
Jan 24, 17:59
Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Joe Root on day three of the fourth Test between South Arica and England on January 24, 2016
Kagiso Rabada stars as South Africa add to lead
Kagiso Rabada claims seven wickets in the first England innings as South Africa take pole position in the fourth Test.
Jan 24, 16:21
Ben Stokes squats seductively on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Ben Stokes: 'We let South Africa off the hook'
Ben Stokes rues opportunities missed after England allow South Africa to amass 475 runs during the final Test in Centurion.
Jan 23, 20:40
Hashim Amla in action on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 22, 2016
Stephen Cook hits maiden ton as South Africa dominate against England
Stephen Cook scores a maiden ton as he helps South Africa end day one of the fourth and final Test on 329-5 against England.
Jan 22, 16:06
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England batsman Joe Root stars with century on day two in Johannesburg
Joe Root scores his ninth Test century as England battle back from a tough start and close in on South Africa's first-innings total in the third Test.
Jan 15, 15:19
Jonny Bairstow of England runs out Temba Bavuma of South Africa from Chris Woakes's fielding off Stuart Broad of England's bowling on January 14, 2016
Advantage England on day one of the third Test against South Africa
England have the advantage after restricting South Africa to 267-7 on day one of the third Test in Johannesburg.
Jan 14, 16:04
Ben 'Super' Stokes receives his man of the match award at the end of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 6, 2016
Sir Ian Botham: 'Ben Stokes is better than I was'
Sir Ian Botham claims that Ben Stokes is 'probably a better player' than he was at the same age, comparing him to a "dominant male lion".
Jan 10, 22:35
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in action on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Alastair Cook hails Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow partnership
England captain Alastair Cook heaps praise on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow for their 399-run partnership in the first innings of the second Test against South Africa.
Jan 6, 16:40
Joe Root is dismissed on day five of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 6, 2016
Result: England maintain series lead with draw in second Test against South Africa
South Africa and England draw the second Test in Cape Town after bad light and rain brought a premature end to play on day five in Cape Town.
Jan 6, 14:58
Hashim Amla in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
South Africa declare on 627 against England after Temba Bavuma scores maiden ton
Temba Bavuma scores a maiden Test century before South Africa declare on 627 in the third Test against England in Cape Town.
Jan 5, 16:06