Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 26 years 100 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
ODIs 1 1 1 61 61* - 76 80.26 0 1 3 1 2 1
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 98 153 27 5033 141* 39.94 9471 53.14 9 26 632 24 193 17
List A 73 63 11 1941 92 37.32 2244 86.49 0 18 163 18 86 11
T20s 56 39 9 710 75* 23.66 565 125.66 0 3 57 12 31 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 98 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 56 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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
Only ODI Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 3, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I England v Pakistan at Cardiff, May 5, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Kent v Surrey at Beckenham, May 20-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, May 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s England v Pakistan at Cardiff, May 5, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5, 2c/0s, 44, 3c/0s Surrey v Kent Beckenham 20 May 2019 FC
3, 2c/0s, 9 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 14 May 2019 FC
46, 0c/0s Surrey v Somerset Taunton 7 May 2019 LA
1c/0s England v Pakistan Cardiff 5 May 2019 T20I # 772
2c/1s, 61* England v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 3 May 2019 ODI # 4127
0c/0s, 19 Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 30 Apr 2019 LA
1c/0s, 35 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 28 Apr 2019 LA
1c/2s, 71 Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 25 Apr 2019 LA
82, 1c/0s Surrey v Essex The Oval 23 Apr 2019 LA
64, 3c/0s Surrey v Sussex Hove 19 Apr 2019 LA
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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May 5, 2019

Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes and Jofra Archer line up for their first T20I caps, England v Pakistan, only T20I, Cardiff, May 5, 2019

Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes and Jofra Archer line up for their first T20I caps

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May 3, 2019

Ben Foakes steers into the leg side, Ireland v England, only ODI, Malahide, May 3, 2019

Ben Foakes steers into the leg side

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May 3, 2019

England's new ODI caps, Dawid Malan, Ben Foakes and Jofra Archer , Ireland v England, only ODI, May 3, 2019

England's new ODI caps, Dawid Malan, Ben Foakes and Jofra Archer

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