On Aug 25, 2019, Ben Stokes played one of the greatest ever innings in the history of test cricket. His unbeaten 135 led England to an unlikely victory against Australia in the 3rd test of the Ashes. Want to know more about the man himself and his personal life, net worth, etc? Come along, we’ve got you covered
Ben Stokes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on June 4th, 1991. Ben is the son of former rugby league player and coach Gerard Stokes. His full name is Benjamin Andrew Stokes and his mother is Deborah Stokes. Ben Stoke’s parents moved to England along with Ben and his brothers in 2003 but have returned to live in New Zealand in 2013.
Ben Stokes married his girlfriend Clare Ratcliffe on Oct 14th, 2017. His daughter is Libby Stokes and son is Layton Stokes.
Ben Stokes started his cricketing career by playing for the local club teams in England and his abilities with both bat and ball were evident from a young age. He played for Durham, having made his ODI debut in 2009 and first-class debut in 2010. Ben Stokes made his England debut during an ODI series against Ireland in 2011 and made his test debut against the West Indies. On Dec 5th, 2013 Stokes made his Test debut against Australia in the second test of the 2013/14 Ashes. The match was played in Adelaide and England lost the game by 218 runs.
IPL side Rajasthan Royals acquired the services of Ben Stokes in January 2018 when they made him the most expensive player in the IPL auction. Ben Stokes was paid $1.9 million for IPL 2018 and his other earnings make him around $3 million per year. His net worth is believed to be around $10 million.