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Ben Stokes Biography: Age, Height, Birthday, Family, Personal Life, Net Worth

With over 300 runs and over 10 wickets, Stokes had a fantastic 2017 season and was arguably the most valuable player. At the 2018 IPL auctions, he once again commanded astronomical prices

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Ben Stokes Biography: Ben was born in New Zealand, honed his cricketing talents in Cockermouth. The Cumbrian town where he currently resides. 12 years old  Ben moved to northwestern England after his father, Ged, became the head coach of the Workington Rugby League Club. Ben’s enthusiasm for cricket and rugby aided in his adaptation to Cumbrian culture. In 2006, the Cockermouth Cricket Club won the North Lancashire and Cumbria Cricket League thanks to Ben’s swiftly developing talent.

Ben Stokes Biography

Full Name Benjamin Andrew Stokes
Date of Birth 4 June 1991
Age 32 Years
Nationality English
Birth Place Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 6 ft  1 in
Role All-rounder
Social Media Instagram

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Ben Stokes Career

Canterbury, New ZealandBen Stokes is one of the most explosive all-rounders of the modern era, and his exuberance on the cricket field is contagious. He is extremely impassioned about everything he does, and his aggressive personality ensures that there are rarely any dull moments when he is present. Stokes, a southpaw batsman with a propensity for big hits and the ability to play lengthy innings, is also excellent with the ball. When nothing seems to be working for his team, he has an aptitude for producing breakthroughs.

Benjamin Andrew Stokes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, on June 4, 1991. His father, rugby league athlete Gerald Stokes, represented New Zealand in international Rugby League competition. It was unsurprising that, at the age of 18, he signed a two-year county contract with Durham, given his precocious ability, which was evident from an early age. In 2009, he made his one-day debut against Surrey by catching Mark Ramprakash with his third delivery in First-Class cricket. He excelled with the bat and the ball in two minor matches against Bangladesh. In the 2010 U-19 World Cup, he scored a century against India, further highlighting his prowess. In 2010, he made his FC debut against MCC in the season opener in Abu Dhabi, scoring his first fifty and taking a wicket.

It was no surprise that Stokes was named to the England ODI squad for the one-off match against Ireland and the home series against India due to his consistent performances, which catapulted him into national prominence. Due to a broken finger, he could only participate as a batsman. Having struggled in the ODI series against India, he was omitted from the subsequent India away tour. After recovering from the severe injury, Stokes rebounded admirably, scoring 827 runs and taking 37 wickets at a 21.47 average. Since Freddie Flintoff’s retirement, the position of all-rounder has been vacant. As a result of his dazzling all-around exploits, he was earmarked to eventually occupy the position.

Expectedly named to the England Lions development squad for the Australian tour, Stokes was sent home along with Kent pacer Matt Coles for repeated violations of discipline and unprofessional conduct. Stokes apologized for his irresponsible behavior and pledged to return to the highest level of cricket. He underwent rehabilitation and then earned the third seamer’s berth for the ODIs against Australia as a result of his magnificent efforts in Durham’s championship-winning season. His first five-for, albeit in a losing cause, did not escape the notice of the English selectors, who included Stokes in their 17-man squad for the 2013-14 return Ashes in Australia.

Stokes debuted in the second Test and scored a magnificent maiden Test century in the third. In the first innings of the fifth Test, Stokes notched a six-fer and led England to 155 runs with a high score of 47. Despite England’s humiliating 5-0 whitewash, Stokes had a magnificent series, finishing as England’s second-highest wicket taker (15) and third-highest run scorer (279).

In a Test match against New Zealand at Lord’s, Stokes demonstrated his class and quality after a string of low scores and a temporary absence from the England squad. He was also in top form against Australia at Trent Bridge, where he collected five wickets as the home team reclaimed the urn. During England’s tour of South Africa, Stokes scored the quickest double century by an Englishman in Tests in Cape Town. In the final over of the World Twenty20 tournament held in India’s Eden Gardens, he was hit for four sixes by Carlos Brathwaite’s broad willow. Stokes was devastated when the West Indies won the championship. In the subsequent Test match against Sri Lanka in Leeds, Stokes suffered a knee injury.

Despite the World T20 setback, Stokes’ career has progressed in a serene fashion. Due to injury, he missed the majority of the domestic season and returned for the subcontinental tour of Bangladesh and India. His performance with the bat was inconsistent, but he excelled with the ball, particularly his ability to reverse swing. A hundred and a five-wicket haul were a great way for Stokes to end a difficult 2016. England were vanquished in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy, and just as it appeared Stokes had the world at his feet, tragedy struck. Not for the first time in his cricketing career, indiscipline severely harmed him, and this time it was the most serious problem he had ever encountered. The ECB has suspended him until further notice following an incident in a Bristol nightclub. It was a major setback for England’s Ashes campaign, which ultimately resulted in an 0-4 thrashing.

 World Cup 2019

On July 14, 2019, Ben Stokes exhibited every human emotion. Ben Stokes faced the final delivery with two required in the Super Over after England had advanced to the Super Over stage. He batted again during the super over and scored 8 runs off of 3 balls to help England reach 15 runs in the one-over elimination match. With 16 required to win, New Zealand scored 15, but lost due to the boundary count-back rule. Ben Stokes was named the match’s Most Valuable Player after England were crowned champions and Stokes received the Man of the Match award. Stokes scored five fifties during the World Cup campaign and was always the difference-maker at the close of the innings.

It was the same venue where a similar England all-rounder, Sir Ian Botham, had scored a classic 149 in the 1981 Ashes. Four years ago, Stokes nearly duplicated his match-winning performance against Australia at Headingley. During the Ashes, he played a swashbuckling innings of 155 at the birthplace of cricket. On the seventh wicket, Stokes created a remarkable century partnership with Broad, to which Broad contributed only 11 runs. Stokes was dismissed when England needed 70 runs to win, and he departed the field to a rousing ovation from the crowd. England ultimately fell short by 43 runs, but Stokes once again left his supporters with unforgettable memories. Can Stokes surpass Botham and become the folk icon of England? Time alone will tell.

Test captaincy and Bazball

Stokes was elevated to the England Test captaincy after Joe Root resigned as captain in 2022, and he and coach Brendon McCullum initiated a new revolution in Test cricket with their “Bazball” attacking strategy. Since assuming the full-time stewardship, Stokes has led England to 13 victories in 18 Tests, garnering widespread acclaim and adulation for their style of play.

In July of 2022, Stokes announced his retirement from ODIs, citing the increasing demand to perform in all three formats. Stokes was named Player of the Match in the final of the 2022 ICC Twenty20 World Cup, which England won against Pakistan. Stokes reversed his decision to retire from One-Day Internationals prior to the 50-over World Cup in 2023. After a 14-month absence from One-Day International cricket, Stokes returned to the England squad and participated in a bilateral series against New Zealand. In the third ODI at Oval, he scored 182 off 124 balls, demonstrating his mastery of the format; 182 is also the highest score by an Englishman in the format.

Indian Premier League

In the T20 format, a seam-bowling all-rounder with the capacity to hit big shots is a priceless commodity. Therefore, it was not a shock that Ben Stokes commanded astronomical prices at the 2017 IPL auctions. He was taken up by the Rising Pune Supergiant and in his maiden IPL season, the charismatic Englishman showed why he was worth all the money. He was an exceptional bowler for RPS, particularly in the final over, when he executed the yorker and other variations with great success. He also won a few games with the bat, including an IPL century that was rated among the tournament’s best knocks.

With over 300 runs and over 10 wickets, Stokes had a fantastic 2017 season and was arguably the most valuable player. At the 2018 IPL auctions, he once again commanded astronomical prices, with the Rajasthan Royals acquiring him for an exorbitant sum. In contrast, Stokes was neither effective with the bat nor the ball in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

One match into the 2021 season, Stokes sustained a finger injury that ruled him out for the remainder of the year. Stokes did not participate in the 2022 season because he wished to focus on his national responsibilities. Prior to the 2023 season, CSK spent INR 16.25 Crore (£1.6 million) to acquire the superstar allrounder. Stokes appeared in only the first two games for CSK in 2023, and his performance was mediocre. Another injury setback in the guise of a toe injury sidelined him for approximately three weeks. In the final week of April, he was available for selection, but he did not receive a match. Stokes returned to the United Kingdom after CSK’s final group match in order to prepare for the Ashes.

Ben Stokes Net Worth

Examining Stokes’ wealth in greater detail reveals that his earnings are remarkable. Contract with the England Cricket Board (ECB) provides the majority of his income. According to caknowledge.com, Stokes’ estimated net worth in 2023 is approximately $13 million or INR 105 crore. His monthly income and salary exceed $83,000, resulting in an annual income of over $1 million.

Ben Stokes Personal Life

Originating from Christchurch, New Zealand, Benjamin Andrew Stokes was born on 4 June 1991. His father, the rugby league footballer and coach Gerard Stokes (commonly referred to as ‘Ged’), is the progenitor of Māori descent. After his father was appointed head coach of Workington Town rugby league club, Stokes relocated to England at the age of 12. He spent his childhood in the small West Cumbrian town of Cockermouth, where he attended Cockermouth School and played cricket for Cockermouth Cricket Club. At age 16, he withdrawn from the state school, having earned a single GCSE in physical education. At the age of fifteen, he led the club to the Premier Division title of the North Lancashire & Cumbria Cricket League in 2006. His parents subsequently relocated to Christchurch, New Zealand, upon their return to the country.

Ben Stokes Wife

Clare, the cricketer’s spouse, encountered Ben Stokes in August of 2010. The couple initially encountered one another during a Lancashire v Durham Match  at Old Trafford. Ben Stokes met his prospective wife when he was an early starter in his professional life. Everything commenced with her initiating a friend request on Facebook. Later, Stokes accompanied her to several of his games and instructed her on more nuanced points and strategies.

Initially, the couple maintained a long-distance relationship due to the fact that Stokes resided in Durham and Clare pursued her studies in Taunton. Following five months of acquaintance, they formally declared their relationship on Facebook.

Prior to their matrimonial union, they maintained a prolonged cohabitation arrangement and had already welcomed a charming son, Layton, in 2012. Following that, a couple of years later, they welcomed their lovely daughter, Libby.

Subsequent to the unfortunate demise of Arthur Ratcliffe, the father of Ben Stokes’s wife, in 2013, the cricketer made an engagement to her. The couple was engaged for four years prior to their matrimonial union on October 14, 2017.

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