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Twitter - @benstokes38
Date of birth - 4 June 1991 Christchurch, New Zealand
Durham First Class Debut - March 2010 v MCC (away)
Not many players could have had a better 2013 than Ben Stokes.
The Durham Academy product played an integral role as his side lifted the LV=County Championship, and then he ended the year by scoring a maiden International century against Australia.
His performances in the Ashes series were the one bright spot for England on a miserable tour.
He claimed eight wickets in the final test at Sydney, which included a magnificent 6-99, and also top scored with the bat in the first innings.
A bullish batsmen, a powerful bowler and a fine fielder, Stokes is a genuine all-rounder with huge potential.
The Christchurch-born star contributed over 600 runs and 42 wickets to the cause last season as Durham secured their four day crown.
Sensing the enormity of the occasion, Stokes saved his best innings for the crucial game against Yorkshire, as he struck a beautiful 127 in front of a bumper crowd at Scarborough.