After Joe Root’s departure as Test Captain, the ECB appointed Ben Stokes as Test Captain. Till date, Ben Stokes has an amazing captaincy record for the English team, improving his team’s performance. It was an unexpected decision since Ben Stokes was regarded as a T20 specialist, but his spectacular performance astounded everyone.
As a captain, Joe Root performed very well, with the bat scoring 5295 runs with a 46 batting average with a strike rate of 54. He was a very good hitter, but when it came to captaincy, his record was not adequate for the task. He went on to lose a few English series at home before the Ashes series proved to be a nightmare for the English squad, which was heavily defeated.
Former England players have praised Ben Stokes’ captaincy qualities as a result of his outstanding performance. Even Nasser Hussain Said: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of the finest captaincy performances in English cricket history’’. The way Ben Stokes is leading the English test cricket team, it is likely that he will leave behind one of the greatest legacies in English cricket. Every English cricket fan has high hopes for him; he can certainly improve his performance and encourage everyone.
Ben Stokes Batting and Bowling Stats and Records as Test Captain
Ben Stokes scored 740 runs in 14 matches with a batting average of 37. During this time, he scored two fifties and a century against New Zealand.
As a Bowler, he took 26 wickets in 13 matches. He bowled 197 over, which included 27 maidens. His best bowling came against when he sent four Indian batters by conceding only 33 runs.
How Many Test Matches England Won Under Ben Stoke’s Captaincy?
England has won eleven matches out of 17 matches played under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, which is an incredible record of losing fewer matches than the total, showing himself as one of the best future captains of the English team.
Ben Stokes Win Percentage in Test Cricket
So far, Ben Stokes has an outstanding winning record of 64.70 percent in his first 17 games. His strong captaincy, coupled with the team of Brendon Mccullum, has been extremely beneficial to the English squad.
Ben Stokes Captaincy Stats Against Opponents
Ben Stokes led the English team to four Test victories over New Zealand, as well as two against South Africa. England won three matches against Pakistan under Babar’s Captaincy and one against the India and Ireland.
How Many Bilateral Series England Won Under Ben Stoke’s Captaincy?
Ben Stokes has played the majority of series at the home venue, winning four series and losing one. This series defeat came against West Indies in 2022, which was one match series played in England. England has won seven matches played under his captaincy out of 09 matches played in England.
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Ben Stokes Yearly Captaincy Record
Ben Stokes took captaincy from Joe Root in 2022, which is the first year of his captaincy in Test Cricket.
He is among the best test captains in test cricket, with a brilliant win percentage in test cricket. The year 2022 was one of the best for Ben Stokes.
In 2023, he led English Team in only 2 test games against New Zealand, where the England series ended 1-1, and one victory against Ireland.
Ben Stokes Captaincy Record in WTC 2021-2023
This is the first world test championship England will play under Ben Stokes’ Captaincy. Till now, he has shown impressive batting skills and captaincy skills for the England cricket team. The way he has led the English team in WTC so far, it was possible that England could play the final of the World Test Championship in 2023.