Ben stokes is an all-rounder cricketer who is a right arm medium fast bowler and a left-handed batsman and he internationally plays for England. Domestically he is a part of Durham and Melbourne Renegades teams. He was born on 4th June 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand. His full name is Benjamin Andrew Stokes and at present, he is the Vice President of English Test Team. He is Christian by religion. He belongs to a rich Sports pedigree, his father, Gerard Stokes, is a famous Rugby player and coach, who represented New Zealand in International Rugby Leagues.
His mother Deborah is a renowned cricketer from New Zealand. They moved to England when Stokes was 12 years old after Gerard Stokes (Father) was appointed the head coach of Working ton Town in Rugby League Club. The Cricketer grew up in West Cumbrian Town of Cocker mouth where he played cricket for Cocker mouth Cricket Club and he won North Lancashire Cambria Cricket League. Moreover, he won the premier division title with the club in 2006 when he was just 15 years old and it is a clear example of him being born a player.
In 2013 he moved back to New Zealand along with his family and residing in Christchurch where the player was born. He is engaged to Clare Ratcliffe double century and they have two sons named, Layton and Libby.
He signed a contract with Durham at an early age of 18 years and it shows that he has strived hard to be where he is today. His one-day debut was in 2009 against Surrey at the age of 17 years, where he took the wicket of experienced batsman Mark Ramprakash with his third delivery in professional cricket.
During 2009, he played two youth tests against Bangladesh U19 and made a half-century and took a few wickets too performing outstanding with both bat and ball. In 2010 during under-19 World Cup, he scored an outperforming century against Team India. He played his First-class debut against MCC at Abu Dhabi in 2010 where he scored first fifty of his career and picked up a wicket as well and marked his presence excellently. His outstanding career represents the appreciable score of 827 runs with capturing 37 wickets having a magnificent average of 21.47.
In the first innings of his 5th Test match, he picked up 6 wickets which were the best of his career and incredibly contributed with 47 runs helping England in reaching to a score of 155 runs. Even though England lost the series with a humiliating 5-0 score but Stokes managed to be Second highest wicket taker from England with 15 wickets and Third-Highest batsman with scoring 279 runs. Stokes has not been one to shy away from controversy.
He missed World Twenty20 of 2014 because he met with an injury by banging his hand over a dressing room locker in the West Indies. His fantabulous performing career made him secure a place in England’s team to West England. But it was unfortunate for him being dismissed in a T-20 international against West Indies, he got injured while banging a door with his hand and he got eliminated from being a part of world T20 in Bangladesh. Over the past few years, there had been many ups and downs in the career of the all-rounder player. He played poorly during the home series against India and was not included in the England Team 2015 World.
However, at Lord’s in England during a test match, he once again came back in his form and scored 92 in the first innings followed by a fastest ever century at Lord’s with 101 from 92 balls in a single inning including 15 fours and 2 sixes. He brought England Team to victory on the final day of the match by picking up the wickets of Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum.
He hit the 2nd fastest test Century in just 163 balls against South Africa in Cape Town following Nathan Astle who did it in just 153 balls. In August 2011, he made his International debut against Ireland. In a damp 2012 season, he scored 827 runs with an average of 29.53. Moreover, he succeeded to catch with 37 wickets at an average of 21.47 which was an excellent comeback of his career. During Durham’s country championship campaign in 2013, Stokes scored 615 runs and picked up 42 wickets with an average of 26.57.
He has made a record of scoring England’s fastest ever test double century. He has also scored fastest ever test match 250 and he is gained highest ever score for a test batsman betting at sixth place. He is an individual batsman scoring the most runs in the morning sessions of a test match.
He is the 9th player in England hitting more than 3 centuries and taking more than 40 wickets in Test Cricket. He along with Jonny Bairstow hold the highest 6th wicket stand for 399 runs in a Test Match against South Africa. He has won the title of ‘Man of the Match’ in 3 test matches and two one-day internationals.
Ben Stokes Net Worth
Ben Stokes has an estimated net worth of $6.5 million US dollars in 2017. His net worth is including his fee from ECB for Test and One-day International matches. He also gains income from IPL Franchise and he represents Rising Pune Supergiant.
His net worth has grown by 160% over the last two years and is still increasing. He has become a promising player of England Cricket Team with all three formats of the game. His net worth is considered to grow up to 70% in the few upcoming years.
He owns the cars of luxurious brands like Range Rover and Mercedes. Recently he has gifted himself a car of the most promising brand Audi adding more significance to his extraordinary collection.
He grabs an amount of $2.1 million for each IPL Season. His fee for the one-day international matches stands up to $10,000 whereas he charges $15,000 for a test match. Being a Cricketer his source of income is the sport itself. He is a domestic as well as an International player who has made his presence remarkable in numerous matches.
Moreover, he has brought home many titles with his incredible performances over the field. He has become the highest bidder player of Indian Premier League this year which is also a huge addition to his income.
Recently, he has become the highest paid overseas player in the Indian Premier League, 2017 by signing a record contract for $1.7 million for season 2017 of Indian Premier League.
Ben Stokes is the biggest purchase of the upcoming season is the England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes. Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) purchased him for a massive INR 14.5 Crores in 2017. He has been purchased for a sum 7 times more than his base price, with some serious bidding between the various teams. Surely, RPS’ late but strong entry in the bidding changed the course.
Day by day he is growing as a renowned all rounder cricketer. Lately, in Feb 2017, he was appointed the vice-captain of Test Team of England. He is very much appreciated personality and be a base model for the youngsters.