England’s 81st Test captain career in numbers

England Test captain Ben Stokes: After weeks of speculation, Ben Stokes was announced as Joe Root’s successor on Thursday. He became England’s 81st full-time Test captain, although he had previously led England in Root’s absence. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

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England Test captain Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes becomes England’s 81st Test captain – check out Stokes’ career numbers

England Test captain Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes has become England's 81st Test captain - check out Stokes' career numbers

England Test captain Ben Stokes: All you need to know about Ben Stokes

  • Born: June 4, 1991 in Christchurch
  • Right-arm fast-medium bowler, left-arm batsman
  • Team: England, Durham, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiant, Northern Superchargers
  • Test: 79
  • Debut: v Australia, Adelaide, 2013
  • Wicket: 174
  • Five wicket haul: 4
  • Average: 32.12
  • The best bowling: 6-22 vs West Indies
  • Runs: 5,061 Average 35.89
  • Century: 11
  • The highest number: 258 vs South Africa

England Test captain Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes becomes England’s 81st Test captain – check out Stokes’ career numbers

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England Test captain Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes has become England's 81st Test captain - check out Stokes' career numbers

One Day International: 101

  • Debut: v Ireland, Dublin, 2011
  • Wicket: 74
  • Five wicket haul: 1
  • Average: 41.59
  • The best bowling: 5-61 vs Australia
  • Runs: 2,871 average 40.43
  • Century: 3
  • High score: 102 Unbeaten vs Australia

England Test captain Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes becomes England’s 81st Test captain – check out Stokes’ career numbers

Twenty20 International: 34

  • Debut: v West Indies, The Oval, 2011
  • Wicket: 19
  • Average: 37.73
  • The best bowling: 3-26 vs New Zealand
  • Run: 442 average 20.09
  • High score: 47 Unbeaten vs South Africa

England Test captain Ben Stokes:

  • The best player of the match in the final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup was after scoring 84 when England won the trophy for the first time by defeating New Zealand.
  • Crossing 4,000 runs in 2020, he reached the milestone in less Tests than England’s Great Ian Botham, becoming only the seventh Test cricketer to reach that number and take 100 wickets.
  • Wisden has been named the ‘Top Cricketer in the World’ for 2019 and 2020.
  • After completing his second-fastest double century (163 balls) against South Africa in 2016, he completed the fastest 250 (196 balls) in Tests. He also set a sixth wicket Test record of 399 with Johnny Bairstow.
  • Root had previously led England in a Test defeat to the West Indies in 2020 when Root was on paternity leave and led a second string team to a one-day series win against Pakistan in July last year.
  • He took an indefinite break from cricket in 2021 to concentrate on his mental health and recovered from a second operation on a broken finger.
  • The Indian Premier League team was signed by Rajasthan Royals for $ 1.97 million in 2018, when he represented Pune he was selected as the most valuable player. He has taken two centuries and 26 wickets in the tournament.
  • Played for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.
  • He missed the Ashes in 2017 after suffering a hand injury during a brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol, which led to him being accused of cheating.

England Test captain Ben Stokes: All-rounder Ben Stokes becomes England’s 81st Test captain – check out Stokes’ career numbers

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