Ben Stokes (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Age: 29 Years
Wife: Clare Ratcliffe

Ben Stokes

Full NameBenjamin Andrew Stokes
Nickname(s)Stokesy, The Hurt Locker, Rocky
ProfessionEngland Cricketer (all-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlonde
International DebutTest- 5 December 2013 vs Australia against Adelaide
ODI- 25 August 2011 vs Ireland against Dublin
T20- 23 September 2011 vs West Indies against London
Jersey Number#67 (England )
#55 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamNew Zealand, Durham, England, England Lions, England XI, Melbourne Renegades
Likes to play againstAustralia
Favourite ShotPull shot
Records (main ones)• Record for the fastest century by an England batsman (85 balls) against New Zealand in the 1st Test at Lord's in 2015.
• Record for the fastest century by an England batsman and second fastest in the world (163 balls) against South Africa in Cape Town in 2015.
• Holds the joint record with Peter Parfitt for the most Test tons by England left-handers from 6 to 11 position.
• 9th ever England cricketer to hit more than 3 centuries and take more than 40 wickets in Tests.
• He and Jonny Bairstow holds the highest 6th wicket stand of 399 runs in a Test match against South Africa.
Career Turning Point2013-14 Ashes series in Australia.
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 June 1991
Age (as of 2020)29 Years
BirthplaceChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Zodiac signGemini
HometownChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
FamilyFather- Gerard Stokes
Mother- Deborah Stokes
Ben Stokes with his parents
HobbiesListening to music, driving
ControversiesDuring an ODI match against Australia in 2015, Ben Stokes became the 6th batsman, and 1st England player, to be given out obstructing the field.
Ben Stokes obstructing the field
Favourite Things
CricketersBatsman: Kevin Pietersen
Bowler: Dale Steyn
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsClare Ratcliffe
Wife/SpouseClare Ratcliffe
Ben Stokes with Clare Ratcliffe
ChildrenDaughter- None
Sons- Layton and 1 more
Ben Stokes with his wife and sons
Money Factor
Salary (as of 2016)Retainer Fee: £700,000
Test Fee: £12,000
ODI Fee: £5,000
T20 Fee: £2,500
Net Worth$10 million

Ben Stokes

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ben Stokes

  • Does Ben Stokes smoke?: No
  • Does Ben Stokes drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Stokes is a New Zealander by origin.
  • His family migrated from New Zealand to northern England f in 2003, when he was 12 years old.
  • He made a sensation in 2015 by hitting the 2nd fastest Test century (163 balls) against South Africa in Cape Town, fastest was by Nathan Astle (153 balls).
  • His father Gerald was a rugby league player and coach who represented New Zealand in international Rugby Leagues.
  • His mother Deborah was a renowned cricketer in New Zealand.
  • His parents resettled in New Zealand in 2013, whereas he lives in England.
  • He had a forgettable year 2014 as he scored 0, 5, 5, 4, 0, 4, 0, 0, 0 ,0 runs in 10 Test innings.
  • He likes to have tattoos. A motivational tattoo on his left arm reads, “Being the best that you can be is only possible if you desire to be a champion and your fear of failure is non-existent.” Another tattoo on his right forearm is an image of a phoenix. Ben Stokes tattoos
  • In 2017, he became the highest-paid overseas player in the IPL auction with the whopping amount of INR 14.5 crore ($2.16 million) by Rising Pune Supergiants. Ben Stokes IPL 10 in 2017
  • In January 2020, he was named “Icc’s Cricketer of the Year.”