England cricket teams star all-rounder Ben Stokes is celebrating his 30th birthday today (4 June 2021). Stokes was born in the year 1991 in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Stokes, who stepped into international cricket in the year 2011, has become an important member of the English team today.
Stokes was born on 4 June 1991 in Kra Eastchurch, New Zealand. A part of Englands World Cup-winning team, Restokes also won the Player of the Match award during the 2019 World Cup Final. Stokes is included in the 6 all-rounders who have scored more than 4000 runs in Test cricket and 150 wickets are in their name. Lets know some special things related to Stokes
Stokes made his England debut in One Day International (ODI) against Ireland in August 2011. In this match, he was out for 3 runs at the hands of Paul Stirling and he did not get a chance to bowl. But neither did he take a catch.
Stokes remained in the limited-overs squad for the one-day series against India in 2011. In the first two matches of the series, Stokes did not bat or bowl. Stokes injury meant that he was not able to bowl in the series and was therefore selected only as a batsman. In the third match, Stokes played an innings of 20 runs as England won the match by 3 wickets. In the fourth match of the series, Stokes could only manage 7 runs and the match ended in tie due to the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Stokes made his Twenty20 International debut against West Indies on 23 September 2011. He scored 31 runs in the second match, batting at number three, but England had to refuse a defeat by 25 runs. He played 2 T20 matches against New Zealand, although he could not bowl again because of Secho Til Ho. He scored 9 not out in the first match and this time too England had to face defeat. In the second match against rain, he did not bat.
Stokes did not play for England in 2012 due to injuries, lack of form and disciplinary issues. But not after that in December 2013, he made his Test debut and played the Ashes series against Australia and performed well. He made his debut in the second Test and took the wickets of Michael Clarke and Peter Siddle before conceding a 1-run total in Englands first innings. He defeated England in the second innings. Scored 28 runs in 90 balls in the defeat.
He was selected in the third Test and took the wicket of Brad Haddin and then scored 18 runs in 57 balls. In Australias second innings, he bowled Michael Clarke for Steve Smith. of England In the second innings, he scored 120 runs in 195 balls and scored his maiden Test century and then took a catch. He scored 14 runs in the first innings of the Fourth Test and then managed to get Shane Watson out. He scored 19 runs in the second innings and took the wicket of David Warner in Englands defeat. Stokes took a career-best 6 wickets for 99 in the 1st innings of the 5th Test, which included Captain Clarkes for 10. The wicket and the top scorer included the wicket of Steve Smith (115 runs).