Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 26 years 2 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 5 10 2 332 107 41.50 617 53.80 1 1 29 5 10 2
First-class 95 147 27 4884 141* 40.70 9195 53.11 9 25 608 23 184 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 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 95 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 West Indies v England at North Sound, Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v England at North Sound, Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019 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
35, 0c/0s, 13, 0c/0s England v West Indies North Sound 31 Jan 2019 Test # 2344
2c/0s, 2, 0c/0s, 5 England v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Jan 2019 Test # 2342
22, 0c/0s England v WICB XI Cave Hill 17 Jan 2019 Other
11, 4c/1s England v WICB XI Cave Hill 15 Jan 2019 Other
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
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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Jan 31, 2019

Moeen Ali brought up a battling half-century, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Antigua, January 31, 2019

Moeen Ali brought up a battling half-century

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Jan 31, 2019

Ben Foakes works off his pads, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Antigua, 1st day January 31, 2019

Ben Foakes works off his pads

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Jan 31, 2019

Moeen Ali and Ben Foakes provided a steadying stand, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Antigua, January 31, 2019

Moeen Ali and Ben Foakes provided a steadying stand

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