About BA Stokes
BA Stokes or Benjamin Andrew Stokes is New Zealand born 27 years old English left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler. He is known for being the former vice-captain of the England Test team and is currently playing for the domestic club Durham County Cricket Club.
Full Name: Benjamin Andrew Stokes
Born: 4 June 1991 (age 28)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Bowling : Right-arm fast-medium
BA Stokes was born on 4th June 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Benjamin Andrew Stokes to Gerard Stokes. His father is a famous New Zealand’s former rugby league footballer who played in 1970s and 1980s and has also represented the country in coaching field in 1980s to 2010s. The family raised him in New Zealand in his early years finally moving to England after his father got placed as head coach of Workington Town rugby league club. He got his interest in cricket thus playing cricket for the local clubs like Cockermouth Cricket Club where he received the North Lancashire & Cumbria Cricket League Premier Division title as a 15 year old boy in 2006. He is still playing for England whereas his family has moved back to New Zealand in 2013.
He started his cricket career by signing a two-year contract with Durham at an age of 18. He made his first one day debut against Surrey in 2009 making it remarkable by snaring Mark Ramprakash with his 3rd delivery in FC cricket. Next he played in two young tests against Bangladesh but his talent came on the board in the 2010 U-19 WC where he placed a century against India followed by making his First class debut against MCC at Abu Dhabi scoring first fifty and also taking a wicket. His ability to go for the big hits in big innings and also for having the capability to bowl at moderately high speed surprised him with his name in the England’s ODI squad for the one off match against Ireland and for the home series against India in 2011. He was also chosen for the England Lions squad for the tour of Australia in early 2013 but soon he made back to home with three matches remaining with Kent’s Matt Coles after two breaches of discipline. This moment brought his career back to Durham playing for Championships but he made it to England squad again by taking a maiden ODI five-for and winning a selection for the 2013-14 Ashes tour. He next missed out his 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after reacting to a dismissal in Barbados by punching a dressing room locker and sustaining a broken wrist. He subsequently lost his test and one-day team thus ultimately missing out selection for the 2015 World Cup. He rejuvenated his career by going for 92 and 101 at the Lord’s against New Zealand followed by scoring 258 runs from 198 balls against South Africa in Cape Town thus heading a record of making the second fastest of all time a stand of 399 with Jonny Bairstow and the fastest England double-hundred in history. He also completed his maiden ODI hundred in Dhaka in late 2016 following his Test best figures of 6 for 22 against West Indies at Lord’s. He also made it to IPL with Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 as the highest paid overseas player fetching a contract of £1.7 million followed by a pick by Rajasthan Royals in the following season. Recently, he got named in the 2019 England’s Cricket World Cup squad.
Personal LifeHe is in marital relationship with Clare Ratcliffe and both have two children; Layton and Libby Stokes.
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $10 million.