45 Unknown Facts about Ben Stokes England Cricketer ( Chennai Super Kings ) in the Indian premier league

45 Unknown Facts about Ben Stokes England Cricketer ( Chennai Super Kings ) in the Indian premier league

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Ben Stokes was first picked up by the Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2017 IPL auction for a whopping INR 14.5 crore (approximately USD 2.16 million at the time), making him the most expensive overseas player in IPL history at the time.

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Facts about Ben Stokes England Cricketer 

 1. Ben Stokes was born on June 4, 1991, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

2. His full name is Benjamin Andrew Stokes.

3. He is an English international cricketer who plays for the England cricket team.

4. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler.

5. Stokes made his international debut for England in 2011.

6. He is considered one of the best all-rounders in world cricket.

7. He has been ranked as the number one Test all-rounder in the world by the ICC.

8. Stokes has won several awards, including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Player of the Year in 2019.

9. He has also been named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2019.

10. Stokes played for the Durham County Cricket Club from 2009 to 2019.

11. He was the first Durham player to win the prestigious Wisden Cricketer of the Year award.

12. In 2017, Stokes became the highest-paid overseas player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants for INR 14.5 crores.

13. Stokes is known for his aggressive and attacking style of play.

14. He has scored several centuries and taken numerous wickets in his international career.

15. Stokes played a key role in England's historic win in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

16. He scored an unbeaten 84 in the final against New Zealand and helped England win their first-ever World Cup.

17. Stokes also played a crucial role in England's dramatic win in the third Test of the 2019 Ashes series.

18. He scored an unbeaten 135 to help England chase down a target of 359 and level the series.

19. Stokes has been involved in several controversies during his career.

20. In 2017, he was arrested and charged with affray after a street brawl in Bristol.

21. He was subsequently dropped from the England team and missed the 2017-18 Ashes series.

22. Stokes was later acquitted of the charges in court.

23. In 2019, Stokes was fined and given a demerit point for a foul-mouthed tirade at a spectator during an Ashes Test match.

24. Stokes has a tattoo on his back of a lion with the words "Never give up" underneath.

25. He has also written an autobiography called "On Fire," which was published in 2019.

26. Stokes is married to Clare Ratcliffe, and the couple has two children.

27. He has a close relationship with his father, Ged Stokes, who played rugby league for New Zealand.

28. Ged Stokes was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2020.

29. Stokes took a break from cricket to be with his family during his father's illness.

30. He returned to cricket in 2021 and played for England in the Test series against India.

31. Stokes has a charitable foundation called the Ben Stokes Foundation, which supports several causes, including cancer research.

32. He is a fan of football and supports Newcastle United.

33. Stokes is also a keen golfer and has played in several charity golf tournaments.

34. He has a net worth estimated at $10 million.

35. Stokes is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of English cricket.

36. Stokes made his IPL debut for Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2017 season, where he scored 316 runs and took 12 wickets in 12 matches.

37. He was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the 2017 IPL.

38. Stokes is an all-rounder who is known for his explosive batting and dynamic fielding skills.

39. He has played for three IPL teams: Rising Pune Supergiants, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders.

40. In the 2018 IPL season, Stokes was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for INR 12.5 crore (approximately USD 1.9 million at the time).

41. Stokes scored his maiden IPL century for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians in the 2020 season.

42. He was the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 IPL, with 285 runs in 8 matches.

43. Stokes opted out of the 2021 IPL season due to personal reasons.

44. He has a career IPL batting average of 25.97 and a bowling average of 30.88.

45. Stokes' highest score in the IPL is 103*.

46. He has taken a total of 28 wickets in his IPL career.

47. Stokes was appointed as the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the second half of the 2021 IPL season, after regular captain Sanju Samson stepped down.

He is known for his athleticism and has taken some spectacular catches in the IPL.

Stokes is one of the most sought-after overseas players in the IPL and is known for his ability to turn the game around with his all-round skills.

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