|Real Name||Benjamin Thomas Foakes|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
|International Debut||ODI- Did Not Play
Test- 6 November 2018 against Sri Lanka in Galle
T20- Did Not Play
|Jersey Number||#4, 7 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team||Colts Cricket Club, England Lions, Essex, Surrey|
|Coach/Mentor||Coaches- Bruce French, Alec Stewart
Mentor- Kumar Sangakkara Telegraph
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Favourite Shot||Pull Shot|
|Records (main ones)||The fifth wicketkeeper-batsman to score a century on Test debut, the second Non-Asian batsmen after Shaun Marsh to score a century in Sri Lanka on debut, the first batsman from England to score a century in Sri Lanka, and the twentieth player to score a century on debut for England.|
|Career Turning Point||In 2018, when he replaced the injured Jonny Bairstow in a Test match against Sri Lanka|
|Date of Birth||15 February 1993|
|Age (as in 2018)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Colchester, Essex, England|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||Colchester, Essex, England|
|College/University||Tendring Technology College, Essex, England|
|Hobbies||Watcing NFL, Travelling|
|Tattoo||Left Wrist- His father's death date "18.09.06" The Sun|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Peter Foakes (Died in 2006, English football Premier League referee)
Mother- Fi Foakes (Works at Essex County Cricket Club)
|Siblings||Brother- Matt Foakes
|Favourite Cricketer||James Foster|
|Favourite Band||The Script|
|Favourite Football Club||Fulham FC|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ben Foakes
- Does Ben Foakes smoke?: Not Known
- Does Ben Foakes drink alcohol?: Yes
- Ben was born into a sports enthusiast family; as his father was a referee in the English Premier League (EPL) in the 1990s.
- His father motivated him to play cricket and football. He even used to throw balls during Ben’s net-practice.
- He started playing professional cricket quite late; as he made his domestic debut for Essex at the age of 17 against Sri Lanka in 2011.
- He was England’s leading run-scorer at the 2012 U-19 World Cup.
- At the age of 21, during his cricketing days at Essex, he was getting frustrated due to lack of opportunities, after which, he moved to nearby Surrey, which proved to be the right move for him; as he excelled over there both as a batsman and as a wicket-keeper.
- He hit the headlines in September 2017, a year before he made his Test debut for England when he was named in England’s Test squad for the 2017–18 Ashes Series.
- He made his Test debut as a replacement for the injured Jonny Bairstow, and he grabbed this opportunity with both hands; as he went on to score his first Test century on his debut against Sri Lanka in their home turf.
- When he was called to be the part of England’s Test squad for Sri Lanka tour, he was not fully prepared; as he was spending his holidays in Lisbon and was also planning a winter off at that time.
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