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Ben Stokes

Teams: New Zealand, Durham, England, England Lions, England Cricket Board XI, Melbourne Renegades, Rising Pune Supergiant, Canterbury, Rajasthan Royals
 
Ben Stokes is an English all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium pace and bats left-handed. He made his first-class debut for Durham against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He made his one-day debut against Surrey in 2009 and marked the occasion by dismissing Mark Ramprakash on his third delivery in first-class cricket. He made his maiden first-class century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on May 13, 2010.
 
ODI career
 
Ben Stokes made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Ireland at Castle Avenue in Dublin on August 25, 2011. He has accumulated 2,088 runs in 79 matches at an average of 36.63 and strike rate of 93.84, with three centuries and 14 fifties. In the bowling department, he has under his name 63 wickets, including a five-wicket haul, at an average of 40.67. He has conceded an average of 6.14 runs per over.
 
IPL career
 
In IPL 2017 players auction, Ben Stokes was taken by Rising Pune Supergiant for Rs 14.5 crore. He made his IPL debut against Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on April 6, 2017. He scored his first IPL hundred against Gujarat Lions in his first IPL season and was named Man of the Match a record three times in 14 matches before leaving for national duty. In the IPL 2018 player auction, Rajasthan Royals bagged him for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore, but he failed to turn the fortunes around for the Jaipur-based franchise last year. Overall, he has scored 616 runs in 32 matches at an average of 23.69 and a strike rate of 133.04, with one century and one fifty. In the bowling department, he has scalped 26 wickets, conceding over 8.25 runs per over, his average is 31.07.
 
T20I career
 
Stokes made his T20 International debut against Windies at Kennington Oval in London on September 23, 2011. He has so far scored 232 runs in 20 innings at a strike rate of 130.34. While bowling, he has taken 10 wickets in 18 innings, conceding nearly nine runs per over. In the 2016 ICC World T20, Carlos Braithwaite smashed him for 24 runs in an over to win the World Cup for Windies.
 
Test career
 
Ben Stokes made his Test debut against Australia at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013, during the Ashes series. He is the 658th player to represent England at the Test level. He holds the record for hitting the second-fastest Test double-hundred. He also holds the record for scoring the fastest 250 runs (off 196 balls). He has scored the most number of runs in a Test innings while batting at the sixth position. In total, he has scored 3,125 runs in 52 matches at an average of 33.89, with a double hundred (258), six hundreds and 17 fifties. In the bowling department, he has 127 wickets under his name at an average of 31.92. He has had four five-wickets hauls and his best bowling figures read 6 for 22.

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