Ben Stokes Marks a Milestone with His 100th Test for England

Ben Stokes Hits 100th Test Milestone: Unmissable Moments!

Ben Stokes Marks a Milestone with His 100th Test for England

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England’s captain, Ben Stokes, is set to join an elite group as the 76th player globally and the 16th Englishman to have played 100 Test matches.

Among the current English squad, only James Anderson and Joe Root have more Test appearances to their names.

Since his debut against Australia in 2013, Stokes has amassed 6251 runs at an average of 36.34 and has taken 197 wickets in his 99 Test matches.

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Stokes, who made his debut against Australia in 2013, has accumulated 6251 runs at an average of 36.34 and claimed 197 wickets in his 99 Test appearances to date.

Besides Stokes, only Garfield Sobers and Jacques Kallis have achieved the unique feat of scoring over 6000 runs and taking more than 150 wickets in Test cricket.

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England players and even New Zealand’s team have praised Stokes’ performance at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, reflecting on his finest moments.

One of Stokes’ most memorable Test cricket moments was his unbeaten 135 against Australia in Leeds, where he led a near-impossible chase of 359 in the fourth innings with the tail-enders.

During a challenging period for England in Test cricket, Stokes was given the responsibility of turning the tide, which led to him being appointed captain in 2022.

Under Stokes’ captaincy, England has developed an aggressive style of play, making them one of the most exciting teams in Test cricket.

Since taking over as full-time captain, Stokes has led England in 20 matches, with a record of 14 victories, five losses, and one draw.

Ben Stokes wins the ICC Men's Test Player of the Year 2022

In recognition of his significant contributions on the field and his leadership, Stokes was awarded the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year in 2022.

Stokes will be aiming to increase England’s victory tally, starting with the third Test against India in Rajkot.

The series is currently tied at 1-1, after England handed India a rare defeat in Hyderabad in a nail-biting match, before the hosts bounced back with a 106-run victory in Vizag.