Benjamin Andrew Stokes
is an English international cricketer. Stokes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup, winning Man of the Match in the final. He has captained the England team in both Tests and One Day Internationals when the regular captain has been unavailable. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Stokes moved to northern England with his parents at the age of 12, where he learnt the game and began playing club cricket for local teams. A left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Stokes was ranked the top-ranked Test all-rounder in the world in July 2020.