In the world of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Ben Stokes, a talented left-handed batsman, made history.
In short, on a Thursday in India, Ben Stokes achieved this big milestone, joining a special group of eight players who reached the 1000-run mark. Stokes first played in India during the 2016 T20 World Cup, and his standout performance came in the 2023 World Cup against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Joining cricket legends like Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mike Gatting, Graham Gooch, Andrew Strauss, and Ian Bell, Stokes now has his name etched in cricket history. It’s worth noting that Stokes’ first international appearance in India was in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
Ben Stokes hit 1000 runs in India
Stokes took a break from the first four matches of the World Cup due to a hip injury. He also missed warm-up games against India and Bangladesh. When he finally got to bat at No.4, he got caught out by Rabada. After that, in frustration, Stokes tossed the ball in the air.
Coming back strong, Stokes returned to ODIs earlier in the year against New Zealand. Starting with a half-century, he went on to break Jason Roy’s record for the highest individual score by an English player in ODIs.