Ricky Ponting declared Ben Stokes “The biggest threat” to Aussies

Ricky PontingRicky Ponting

Ricky Pointing the former

Ricky pointing who is a successful former Aussie captain and a legend of modern-day cricket has expressed his appreciation for Ben stokes. Ricky believes that Ben Stokes is the heartbeat of this England cricket team and he adds a lot of value to his side.

Praising ben strokes recent successful run in the ICC World Cup 2019 Ponting said: “Ben Stokes had played with a lot of maturity and whenever English side was in trouble, they tend to go to Ben strokes kind of guys”.

The former Aussie skipper also declared Ben Strokes as “The Key Man” for the England cricket team against Australia in the coming “Ashes” series. Ashes series will be played from 1st of August right after ENG vs IRE 4-day Test Match.

Ricky pointing on one occasion also compared the English star (Ben Strokes) with Andrew Flintoff saying Ben is much like “Freddie” and just like him he is a threat to the Australian side in Ashes.

 Ben Strokes was rested for the England vs Ireland 4-day Test Match. That decision came under a lot of criticism when the English team was bowled out on mere 85 runs by the Irish team in the first innings on day 1.

See the ENG vs IRE Match details here.

BEN STROKES STATS AND FIGURES

Here are the stats and figures for Ben Strokes career Stats and recent performances.

Benjamin Stokes

Benjamin Stokes

Ben Stokes has become one of the most dynamic players in the world in all formats of the game. He was part of the England Under-19 squad for the 2009 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and made his debut for Durham the same year. An excellent 2010 season for Durham, where he scored 798 runs at an average of 44, saw Stokes included in the England Performance Program Squad. He was chosen for the England Lions and played against Sri Lanka in 2011, then debuted for England against Ireland later that year. Stokes played a further four ODIs against India before he was sidelined with a finger injury.  His next opportunity for England came in 2013, when he was named in the one-day international squad for a series against Ireland and Australia, before being included in the squad for the 2013-14 Ashes tour. He has a best of 258 with the bat and 6-36 with the ball in Test cricket. Stokes was recruited by Melbourne Renegades for BBL. Good form for the England Lions in early 2015 was enough for Stokes to earn a recall to the England Test squad for the West Indies series, where he played all three...

He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and lived there until he was 12 years old.

Test Debut date : 05/12/2013

ODI Debut date : 25/08/2011

T20 Debut date : 23/09/2011

Age : 30 years 15 days

Role : Allrounder

Height : N/A

Batting Style : Left Hand

Bowling Style : Right Arm Med-Fast

Team Played For : N/A

Batting Stats

Twenty20
Ings
R
34
28
442
ODI
Ings
R
101
86
2871
Test
Ings
R
71
130
4631

Bowling Stats

Twenty20
Overs
WK
34
81.4
19
ODI
Overs
WK
101
510.2
74
Test
Overs
WK
71
1545.5
163

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