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Ben Stokes

Born: June 4, 1991 (age 29)

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
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Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2011-)
Test DebutDec 5, 2013 vs. Australia
ODI DebutAug 25, 2011 vs. Ireland
Domestic2009-Durham
Sports Mole has 914 articles about Ben Stokes. Articles 1 to 40:
Pakistan's Babar Azam in action against England on August 5, 2020
Babar Azam stars as Pakistan frustrate England
Pakistan made a solid start after deciding to bat first.
17:59
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured on July 12, 2020
Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes impress on first morning against Pakistan
Pakistan elected to bat under grey skies at Old Trafford.
Aug 5, 13:28
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
England name unchanged side for first Test against Pakistan
The three-Test series got under way in Manchester on Wednesday.
Aug 5, 11:47
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root: 'We must hit ground running against Pakistan'
Nagging uncertainty over Ben Stokes' recent quad injury means England will not know how to balance their side until the eleventh hour.
Aug 5, 08:32
England's Stuart Broad pictured on July 25, 2020
England vs. Pakistan: A comparison between Stuart Broad and Mohammad Abbas
Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket last month.
Aug 4, 19:51
England batsman Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 19, 2020
Joe Root wary of Ben Stokes' willingness to "put his body on the line"
The all-rounder is recovering from a quad injury which has impacted his bowling workload.
Aug 4, 17:32
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
Joe Root: 'England will make late decision on Ben Stokes selection'
It is not yet known how much of a role the all-rounder can be expected to play with the ball.
Aug 4, 16:11
Chris Woakes in action for England on May 19, 2019
Chris Woakes happy to let others take the limelight
He weighed in with 11 wickets in the second and third Tests against the West Indies at Old Trafford.
Aug 3, 13:54
England's Stuart Broad pictured on July 25, 2020
Stuart Broad admits to considering retirement after England snub
He was left out of the first Test against the West Indies in Southampton but returned for the remaining two Tests in Manchester.
Aug 2, 12:36
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
Ben Stokes uses Alan Partridge to hit out at BAFTA snub for CWC final
Ben Stokes produced a player-of-the-match performance with an unbeaten 84 as England won the Cricket World Cup last July.
Jul 31, 23:19
Andrew Balbirnie pictured for Ireland in 2019
Andrew Balbirnie wary of "dangerous" England even without World Cup stars
Ireland meet Eoin Morgan's men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.
Jul 29, 18:05
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
England vs. West Indies: Who were the winners and losers of Test series?
The hosts came from behind to land the Wisden Trophy.
Jul 29, 11:49
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
How England's players fared in Test series win over West Indies
Ben Stokes led the way again in England's 2-1 series win.
Jul 29, 08:18
England bowler Stuart Broad celebrates taking a wicket against West Indies on July 19, 2020
Stuart Broad stars as England take control of third Test
Stuart Broad reached a half-century in the morning and later took the key wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite.
Jul 25, 16:37
England captain Joe Root is run out against West Indies on July 24, 2020
Joe Root gamble threatens to backfire as England batters struggle
A brilliant one-handed catch by Rahkeem Cornwall, left the hosts in need of a major score from Ollie Pope or Jos Buttler.
Jul 24, 16:18
England captain Joe Root is run out against West Indies on July 24, 2020
Joe Root run out for 17 on opening morning of decisive third Test
Jofra Archer returned after missing the second Test for breaching the team's bio-security protocols.
Jul 24, 13:31
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured on July 12, 2020
Jofra Archer back for England decider against West Indies
He missed the second Test after breaching the team's bio-security protocols
Jul 24, 12:38
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured on July 12, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on July 22
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Jul 22, 23:39
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured on July 12, 2020
Jofra Archer reveals racist abuse on social media
He is available for England's third Test against the West Indies after missing the second over a COVID protocols breach.
Jul 22, 11:55
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured on July 12, 2020
Jofra Archer hits back at criticism after coronavirus breach
The England bowler says some of the criticism he received on social media was racist and he will report it to the ECB.
Jul 22, 08:41
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
Joe Root: 'England in the presence of greatness with Mr Incredible Ben Stokes'
England captain Joe Root was full of praise for the all-rounder, who helped seal a 113-run victory on day five of the second Test at Old Trafford.
Jul 20, 21:15
England's Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 17, 2020
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes showed just how valuable he is for England'
Ben Stokes scored 254 runs and claimed three wickets.
Jul 20, 20:02
England's Ben Stokes celebrates his century on January 17, 2020
Result: Ben Stokes takes centre stage again as England level series with West Indies
Ben Stokes backed up his first-innings 176 with an adrenaline-fuelled 78 not out and picked up two important wickets to seal a 113-run victory.
Jul 20, 18:54
Joe Root mounts Ben Stokes after the wicket of Steve Smith falls on September 15, 2019
Ben Stokes strikes another crucial blow to leave England needing five wickets
West Indies reached tea at 137 for five on the final day of the second Test.
Jul 20, 16:38
England's Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 17, 2020
England left needing seven wickets to level series with West Indies
Everything went to plan for the home side on the fifth morning.
Jul 20, 14:18
England batsman Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 19, 2020
England declare to set West Indies target of 312 to win second Test
The all-rounder added 62 off 39 balls to finish unbeaten on 78.
Jul 20, 12:35
England bowler Stuart Broad celebrates taking a wicket against West Indies on July 19, 2020
Stuart Broad: 'England ready to take a risk against West Indies'
Recalled bowler Stuart Broad took three wickets for one run in a heady spell of new ball bowling.
Jul 20, 09:16
England batsman Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 19, 2020
West Indies avoid follow-on as England take lead of 219 into final day
Ben Stokes and Joe Root will resume at the crease on Monday with the hosts 37 for two.
Jul 19, 19:52
England players unsuccessfully appeal for a wicket against West Indies on July 19, 2020
England's follow-on hopes fading at tea against West Indies
The West Indies reached tea on 227 for four.
Jul 19, 16:34
England's Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 17, 2020
Ben Stokes admits England need bowling heroics after day three washout
The hosts were hoping to keep West Indies under pressure.
Jul 18, 17:18
England's Ben Stokes pictured against West Indies on July 17, 2020
Ben Stokes throws support behind under-fire Jofra Archer
The hosts racked up 469 for nine declared over the first two days, after Archer was omitted from the side.
Jul 18, 07:46
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured in November 2019
Ben Stokes offers full support to Jofra Archer
Ben Stokes' 10th Test century was further evidence of his maturity in the middle.
Jul 17, 21:58
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes, Dom Sibley centuries pile pressure on West Indies
The England pair dominated on day two at Old Trafford.
Jul 17, 19:29
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes star to put England in control against West Indies
Ben Stokes was also not out, albeit on 99 runs, come the lunch break.
Jul 17, 14:16
England's Ben Stokes walks off after losing his wicket on January 24, 2020
Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes take heat off absent Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer was excluded from the squad to face the West Indies after breaking coronavirus protocols to visit Brighton.
Jul 16, 19:57
England's Dom Sibley reacts as he leaves the pitch after losing his wicket on January 16, 2020
Dom Sibley steadies the ship for England following loss of Rory Burns, Zak Crawley
Returning skipper Joe Root made 23.
Jul 16, 17:52
West Indies's Jermaine Blackwood in action against England on July 12, 2020
Jermaine Blackwood shrugs off Ben Stokes sledging to put pressure on bowlers
The West Indies batsman helped his side to victory in the first Test.
Jul 14, 18:24
Dom Bess in action for England on January 18, 2020
Dom Bess feeling "really dangerous" ahead of second Test against West Indies
The spinner is looking forward to the chance to help England level the series against the West Indies at Old Trafford.
Jul 14, 18:16
England celebrate winning the Cricket World Cup on July 14, 2019
Eoin Morgan looking forward to reunion with fellow England World Cup winners
Morgan's side beat New Zealand in dramatic fashion at the home of cricket.
Jul 13, 22:16
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes "will not look back with any regrets" on West Indies defeat
Jermaine Blackwood hit a match-winning 95 for the Windies at Southampton.
Jul 13, 09:06

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