Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 25 years 335 days

Major teams England, Colts Cricket Club, England Lions, England Under-17s, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Benjamin Thomas Foakes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 2 277 107 69.25 492 56.30 1 1 21 5 8 2
First-class 93 143 27 4829 141* 41.62 9070 53.24 9 25 600 23 182 17
List A 65 55 10 1552 92 34.48 1792 86.60 0 14 136 15 76 7
T20s 55 39 9 710 75* 23.66 565 125.66 0 3 57 12 30 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 93 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Nov 6-9, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A England Lions v India A at The Oval, Jul 2, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff, Aug 17, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13, 3c/0s, 36*, 0c/0s England v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 23 Nov 2018 Test # 2329
19, 2c/0s, 65*, 1c/1s England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 14 Nov 2018 Test # 2326
107, 2c/1s, 37, 0c/0s England v Sri Lanka Galle 6 Nov 2018 Test # 2324
19* England v SL Board XI Colombo (CCC) 1 Nov 2018 Other
16* England v SL Board XI Colombo (NCC) 30 Oct 2018 Other
0, 3c/0s, 32, 1c/0s Surrey v Essex The Oval 24 Sep 2018 FC
25, 2c/0s, 2c/0s Surrey v Somerset Taunton 18 Sep 2018 FC
2c/0s, 13, 0c/0s, 22 Surrey v Worcs Worcester 10 Sep 2018 FC
30, 2c/0s, 0c/0s Surrey v Essex Chelmsford 4 Sep 2018 FC
48, 5c/0s, 4c/0s Surrey v Notts The Oval 29 Aug 2018 FC
Profile

In the unstoppable move to the age of the wicketkeeper-batsman, there has been a very obvious compromise: proficiency in front of the stumps has often come at the expense of dexterity behind them. Only a few natural wicketkeepers with a batting pedigree manage to escape that analysis. In Ben Foakes, Surrey - and perhaps one day soon England - imagine they have such a player.

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Nov 26, 2018

Ben Foakes and Jack Leach celebrate the run-out of Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018

Ben Foakes and Jack Leach celebrate the run-out of Kusal Mendis

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Nov 25, 2018

Ben Foakes scoops a shot over the close fielders, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day, November 25, 2018

Ben Foakes scoops a shot over the close fielders

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Nov 24, 2018

Ben Foakes celebrates with Keaton Jennings after another blinder at short leg, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, November 23, 2018

Ben Foakes celebrates with Keaton Jennings after another blinder at short leg

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