Ben Stokes is a professional cricketer from England. He was born on June 4, 1991, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Stokes is primarily known for his exceptional skills as an all-rounder, meaning he contributes both as a batsman and a bowler.
Stokes made his international debut for the England cricket team in 2011. He quickly gained recognition for his aggressive batting style and ability to take crucial wickets with his bowling. He has represented England in all three formats of the game: Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
One of the most memorable moments in Stokes’ career came during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final, held in England. In a thrilling match against New Zealand, he played a crucial role in guiding England to their first-ever World Cup victory. His unbeaten innings of 84 runs helped tie the match, and he also played a pivotal role in the subsequent Super Over, which England won.
Stokes has also made significant contributions in Test cricket. In 2019, he played a match-winning innings of 135 not out against Australia at Headingley, helping England chase down a target of 359 runs. His performance in that match has been regarded as one of the greatest innings in Test cricket history.
Aside from his international career, Stokes has also played domestic cricket for the Durham County Cricket Club in England. He has garnered numerous accolades and is widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world.