IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes will score a special century in the third test, will enter the club of greats.


IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes will score a special century in the third test, will enter the club of greats.

Ben Stokes: The third match of the 5 test match series between the Indian cricket team and the England cricket team will be played in Rajkot from 15th February. England captain Ben Stokes can score a special century in this match. If England captain Ben Stokes takes the field in the Rajkot Test, it will be the 100th Test of his career. With this he will become the 16th player to play 100 Tests for England. Also, he will be the 74th player in the world to do so.

English players who played the most tests

  • James Anderson: 184
  • Stuart Broad: 167
  • Alastair Cook: 161
  • Joe Root: 137
  • Alec Stewart: 133
  • Ian Bell: 118
  • Graham Gooch: 118
  • David Gower: 117
  • Mike Atherton: 115
  • Colin Cowdrey: 114
  • Geoff Boycott: 108
  • Kevin Pietersen: 104
  • Ian Botham: 102
  • Andrew Strauss: 100
  • Graham Thorpe: 100
  • Ben Stokes: 99

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Stokes’ performance in test
Stokes made his Test debut against Australia in December 2013. He has scored 6251 runs in 179 innings of 99 Tests played so far. During this period, his average was 36.34 and strike rate was 59.31. Stokes has scored 31 half-centuries and 13 centuries in Tests. His highest score in this biggest format of cricket is 258 runs. Apart from this, Stokes has also taken 197 wickets in Tests at an average of 32.07 and economy of 3.30. 8/161 is his best performance in a Test match.

Stokes’ performance in the first 2 tests of the series
In the first innings of the first Test of the series played in Hyderabad, Stokes scored 70 runs on 88 balls. Apart from this, the England captain could score only 6 runs in the second innings. In the second match played in Visakhapatnam, Stokes scored 47 runs in the first innings and 11 runs in the second innings. He has not tried his hand at bowling in both the tests of the series.

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