Ben Stokes Joins Elite Club with 1000 Runs in Indian International Cricket

Read about Ben Stokes’ remarkable feat of scoring 1000 runs in international cricket on Indian soil, joining an exclusive club of English batters.

Ben Stokes becomes the eighth English batter to score 1000 runs in international cricket while playing in India
Ben Stokes becomes the eighth English batter to score 1000 runs in international cricket while playing in India.

On October 26, Ben Stokes marked a historic achievement, becoming the eighth English batter to amass 1000 runs in international cricket while playing in India. This milestone occurred during the 2023 World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Bangalore’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Joining an elite club of accomplished English batters, including Kevin Pietersen (1876), Joe Root (1797), Alastair Cook (1586), Mike Gatting (1408), Graham Gooch (1187), Andrew Strauss (1090), and Ian Bell (1062), Stokes made his mark. His journey in Indian international cricket began in 2016 during the T20 World Cup.

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Unfortunately, Stokes was sidelined for England’s initial four World Cup matches due to a hip injury. His absence extended to warm-up matches against India and Bangladesh.

Batting at No.4 in his return, Stokes was dismissed with a simple caught and bowled by Rabada, visibly frustrated as he tossed the ball into the air. England suffered a substantial 229-run loss to South Africa, marking their most significant defeat in 50-over cricket.

Earlier in the year, Ben Stokes emerged from retirement for ODIs during the series against New Zealand. He commenced the series with a half-century and later broke Jason Roy’s record, achieving the highest individual score by an English batter in ODIs.

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Notably, Stokes played a pivotal role in England’s triumphs at the 2019 World Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup on Australian soil.

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