We all are familiar with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final hero Ben Stokes, who is currently counted one of the most dominant player from England cricket side after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Ben Stokes has shown his masterpiece in recent match of the Ashes series 2019 which is held in England. That match in Test cricket is considered his all time best match.
Ben Stokes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His full name is Benjamin Andrew Stokes. Stokes started his cricket journey in his 18 years age with Durham in England. Ben Stokes made his first class debut earlier in 2010. Stokes is the left hand batting all-rounder who was the star player of very recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Ben Stokes is a right arm medium fast bowler and an important bowler for England cricket in middle order.
While playing from Durham Academy, Ben Stokes scored a wonderful century for his team against the team India recently in 2010 Under-19 World Cup. Before his first-class cricket entry, he had a wonderful cricketing record in 2011 in which he was on top rank in taking the wickets and making runs at the same time, in that season he also scored a wonderful 100 with five sixes in an over against Hampshire and after a month, he bowled many maiden overs for his team Lions. After that brilliant performance, Ben Stokes was called to play from England Cricket for an ODI Series against Ireland cricket team. That was his debut match in August 2011. He also made his T20 debut in the same year in September against the West Indies cricket.
Constantly showing the valuable cricket in Short formats for England, Ben Stokes was selected in the England cricket team squad for the Ashes in 2013. Ben Stokes couldn't perform well in 2014 as he struggled for his consistency and form throughout the year and he eventually was replaced for some time either by Chris Woakes or Chris Jordan. Ben Stokes also missed out the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 due to his less performance.That tournament was ended with disastrously for the England cricket, after that they started to change their playing style and the 'New England' project was started. The plan was to play a fearless cricket and Ben Stokes was shown a major component of that project.
The first moment in Ben Stokes form came when he was selected in the England cricket squad against the New Zealand cricket in 2015 at Lord's. In that very first innings of Test match, Ben Stokes scored 92 runs. In that series Ben Stokes recorded a fastest Test cricket century at Lord's, second fastest by an English batsman, he scored that century in just 85 balls. Ben Stokes also played a brilliant against South Africa in a Test match, in that match he came to the crease when England were on 167/4, and he scored a second fastest double century in just 163 balls. He made a 6th wicket partnership of 399 runs with Jonny Bairstow, while Bairstow himself scored an unbeaten 150 runs in that innings. That series was a huge comeback for Ben Stokes and he became the permanent member of England cricket playing XI.
In 2016 ICC T20I Cricket World which was held in India. In whcih England cricket were in the good position to win the world cup as 19 runs were required for West Indies to win, and Ben Stokes was handed the ball to stop Windies cricket in remaining 6 balls, and Ben Stokes ended up that over with consecutive four sixes in first four balls and England lost that final with heart-breaking fashion.
Again Ben Stokes finally had a moment in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to show his performance for his team, and Ben Stokes didn't miss that chance and he showed a masterclass with the bat and ball as well. The moment which could define Stoke's performance, was in ICC cricket world cup 2019 final where Ben Stokes scored an unbeaten 84 runs and took his side to the Super Over, where Ben Stokes hit the 8 runs in just 3 balls. Ben Stokes was chosen the Player of the final of the ICC Cricket world cup 2019, also Ben Stokes got adulation form the world which he deserved.
Further more Ben Stokes played a major role in the Ashes series 2019, in third Test match, Ben Stokes made a brilliant test hundred and was unbeaten on 135 as the results, he took his team to win that game and made the Ashes series alive by 1-1.