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Twitter - @benstokes38
Date of birth - 4 June 1991 Christchurch, New Zealand
Durham First Class Debut - March 2010 v MCC (away)
2015 could be considered the year of Ben Stokes' graduation from county star to international superstar.
Durham understandably saw very little of him - just twice in fact, both during T20 fixtures - but his impact for the national side has been unmistakable over the last 12 months.
An early season Test match enhanced Stokes' reputation as the next exciting all-rounder produced by England, lighting up Lord's with a 94-ball 92 before striking his country's quickest Test century in 113 years in the second innings.
He was another Durham man to play a part in an Ashes series victory, producing a stunning catch to dismiss Adam Voges before his reverse swing display set up the win.
Stokes managed to eclipse those performances during England's tour of South Africa, producing an astonishing innings of 258, including 30x4s and 11x6s, to record the fastest Test double century in history.
His stellar performances didn't stop there and he played an instrumental part in England's run to the ICC World T20 final, including a spell of 3/26 in the final overs to defeat New Zealand in the semi-finals.
That unfortunate final over against the West Indies will not detract from what a star Stokes has become and cricket fans can expect plenty more special performances to come 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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