World Cup 2023: Left-handed batter Ben Stokes became the eighth English batter to rack up 1000 runs in international cricket on English soil.
Ben Stokes, on Thursday, October 26, became the eighth England batter to score 1000 runs in international cricket on Indian soil. The southpaw achieved the feat in the World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Kevin Pietersen (1876), Joe Root (1797), Alastair Cook (1586), Mike Gatting (1408), Graham Gooch (1187), Andrew Strauss (1090) and Ian Bell (1062) are the other seven batters to have achieved the feat. Stokes first played international cricket in India back in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
Stokes did not play the first four matches for England in the World Cup due to a hip injury. He did not play in the warm-up matches, either, against India and Bangladesh.
Stokes came to bat at No.4 and gave a simple caught and bowled to Rabada. After getting out, Stokes threw the ball up in the air in frustration. England lost to the Proteas by 229 runs and slumped to their biggest defeat in the 50-over format.
Earlier this year, Stokes came out of retirement from ODIs in the series against New Zealand. He started the series by scoring a half-century after which he smashed the highest individual score by an English batter in ODIs, breaking Jason Roy.
Stokes was a key of the England team that won the 2019 World Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup on Australian soil.