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Twitter - @benstokes38
Date of birth - 4 June 1991 Christchurch, New Zealand
Durham First Class Debut - March 2010 v MCC (away)
The stock of Ben Stokes in worldwide cricket continues to grow and grow.
The all-rounder has become an integral part of the England dressing room, so much so that he was named as the vice-captain of the Test side, while he plays in the Indian Premier League this season after attracting the highest offer for an overseas player in the tournament’s ten-season history.
A stop-start international summer through a knee injury sustained just before the Test at Emirates Riverside meant Durham had the luxury of seeing Stokes more than expected, and he contributed with some excellent performances.
He scored crucial runs in the nail-biting win over Lancashire at Southport, blasted a half-century in the T20 Blast semi-final before finishing the season with a match-turning 4-54 to win a game that looked to have kept Durham in Division One.
At international level, Stokes followed up consecutive half-centuries against Pakistan with a maiden One-Day international century in Bangladesh, a series in which he was vice-captain, before striking a century in the first Test match against India.
Two destructive innings’ in the following ODI series added to a reputation as one of the world’s premier all-rounders, backed up by the record-busting innings of 258 against South Africa earlier in 2016.
First Class Highest Score - 185 (v Lancashire, 2011)
List A Highest Score - 164 (v Nottinghamshire, 2014)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 72* (v Nottinghamshire, 2013)
Best First Class Bowling Figures - 7-67 (v Sussex, 2014)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 4-29 (v Hampshire, 2011)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 2-14 (v Leicestershire, 2012)
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