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Ben Foakes (Cricketer) Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More


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Bio/Wiki
Real NameBenjamin Thomas Foakes
NicknameBen
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman/Wicket-keeper)
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
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBrown
Cricket
International DebutODI- Did Not Play
Test- 6 November 2018 against Sri Lanka in Galle
T20- Did Not Play
Jersey Number#4, 7 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamColts Cricket Club, England Lions, Essex, Surrey
Coach/MentorCoaches- Bruce French, Alec Stewart
Mentor- Kumar Sangakkara [1]Telegraph
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Favourite ShotPull 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 PointIn 2018, when he replaced the injured Jonny Bairstow in a Test match against Sri Lanka
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 February 1993
Age (as in 2018)25 Years
BirthplaceColchester, Essex, England
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
Signature Ben Foakes's Signature
NationalityEnglish
HometownColchester, Essex, England
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityTendring Technology College, Essex, England
Educational QualificationGraduate
ReligionChristianity
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesWatcing NFL, Travelling
TattooLeft Wrist- His father's death date "18.09.06" [2]The Sun
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Family
ParentsFather- Peter Foakes (Died in 2006, English football Premier League referee)
Mother- Fi Foakes (Works at Essex County Cricket Club)
SiblingsBrother- Matt Foakes
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerJames Foster
Favourite BandThe Script
Favourite Football ClubFulham FC

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ben Foakes

  • Does Ben Foakes smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ben Foakes drink alcohol?: Yes

    Ben Foakes Drinking Alcohol

    Ben Foakes Drinking Alcohol

  • 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 threw balls at Ben at the practice nets.
  • He started playing professional cricket quite late; as he made his domestic debut for Essex at the age of 17 against touring side Sri Lanka in 2011.

    Ben Foakes At Essex

    Ben Foakes At Essex

  • 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.

    Ben Foakes during a domestic match in 2017

    Ben Foakes during a domestic match in 2017

  • 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 late 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.
  • Just a few days before making his Test debut for England, he was spending holidays in Lisbon and was planning a winter off.
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