Quite a whirlwind all-rounder on the field, a true fan of WWE, and having the mighty Kiwi blood in him, Ben Stokes is one of the formidable all-rounders of modern cricket. Became England’s hero in the 2019 World Cup final, as he guided England to their maiden WC win with his 84*. Stokes, the only English cricketer in history, has scored 400+ runs and taken more than 5 wickets in a World Cup.
In the same year, in the Ashes, Stokes notched up an astonishing 135* as England outstripped the target of 359. He played an intensive role in the 2019 Ashes, where England leveled the series. He is currently ranked second in the latest ICC Rankings for ODIs and Tests.
Here are some interesting facts about English all-rounder Ben Stokes:
Relationship with New Zealand
One of the most aggressive English allrounders, Benjamin Andrew Stokes was born on June 4, 1991, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He spent his childhood in New Zealand. Stokes was only 12 when his family moved to northern England in 2003.
Stokes’ father, Gerard Stokes was a rugby player and coach. In childhood, Stokes also played rugby but he has always fancied cricket. Around 2013, his family moved back to New Zealand but he continued his career with English cricket.