Ben Stokes is one of the most explosive all-rounder of modern era, who played his first ODI match in 2011 against Ireland and quit ODI Cricket on 19 July 2022 due to health concerns.
Stokes has played many match winning knocks for England. Some knocks are still remembered to fans and some of his knocks have gone overshadowed. In ICC 2019 World Cup, he played a massive-role. Veteran all-rounder scored 465 runs with 5 fifties to his name.
In first few years, Ben Stokes couldn’t make into England side regularly, also he used to play as a bowling all-rounder. After ICC World Cup 2015, England cricket management recognized his potential and gave him regular chances with promotion in batting order. He didn’t disappointed much and made use of opportunities.
He was one of main player of England from 2015 to 2021. He has won matches for England with his performances in all three departments. On 19 July 2022, Stokes announced ODI retirement.
Here are some of best ODI knocks played from Ben Stokes:-
71* vs Pakistan 4th ODI 2019
4th ODI Match of England vs Pakistan Series before ICC World Cup 2019, England were chasing total of 241 runs. Openers started well and England reached 100 in 14 overs. At one stage, England were 208/2 in 28 overs, there suffered a collapse and England lost 3 wickets inside 3 overs including Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Moeen Ali.
Ben Stokes was on crease and started playing counter-attacking knock. Stokes with lower-order took England to victory. Stokes smashed 71 of 64 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes and made England strong contender for ICC World Cup 2019.