Ben Stokes trains in the nets
England cricketer Ben Stokes poses for a portrait in Newcastle, UK on May 28, 2021.

Ben

Stokes

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Cricket

A true all-rounder, England's Test cricket captain Ben Stokes has developed into one of the most powerful and explosive cricketers on the planet.

Date of birth

June 4, 1991

Birthplace

Christchurch, New Zealand

Age

30

Nationality

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Career start

2013

Discipline

Cricket

Ben’s father Ged, a former rugby league professional, proved pivotal to his son’s development, instilling in him the routine and attitude of an elite sportsman from a young age.

As a schoolboy, Ben had considered following in his father’s footsteps and pursuing a career in rugby, but opted for cricket at the age of 15. Ben rose to prominence as a shining light for England during the team’s otherwise miserable 5-0 defeat to Australia in the Ashes of 2013/14.