Ben Foakes: News

Benjamin Thomas Foakes is an English cricketer who made his first-class debut for Essex against a touring Sri Lankan side in 2011. In 2014, he joined Surrey County Cricket Club but it was only in 2016 that he became a constant presence behind the stumps for Surrey. During that time, he was touted as one of England’s best wicketkeepers. In fact, his rise to stardom began at an early age. In the 2012 U-19 World Cup in which England was knocked out in the quarter-finals, Foakes was the leading run-getter for the team. In an era where natural wicket keepers are as rare as hen's teeth, he proved to be an anomaly. Although both a wicketkeeper and a batsman, he’s always been a wicketkeeper first. It’s this natural talent for wicketkeeping and adaptability as a batsman along with an injury to Johnny Bairstow that earned him a Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2018-19. In a country where wicketkeeper-batsmen are not short in supply, Foakes continued to impress in the Test matches he played and was included in England's series against New Zealand in 2021. He, however, missed the series due to a hamstring injury.

12 Dec 2023

England Cricket Team

England name four spinners in 16-member squad for India Tests

England have named a potent 16-member squad for the five-match Test series against India, starting in January 2024.

15 Jun 2023

County Cricket

Surrey complete second-highest run chase in County Championship history: Stats

Team Surrey scripted history on Wednesday (June 14) as they successfully chased down a mammoth 501 in the County Championship Division One match against Kent.

18 Feb 2023

Cricket News

NZ vs ENG: Ben Foakes hammers his 4th Test fifty

England's wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes slammed a timely half-century in the ongoing opening Test against New Zealand, which happens to be a Day-Night affair.

18 Feb 2023

England Cricket Team

NZ vs ENG, D/N Test: Visitors inching toward thumping win

England are inching toward an emphatic win in the ongoing opening Test versus New Zealand, which happens to be a Day-Night game.

16 Feb 2023

Harry Brook

Harry Brook smokes fiery fifty in Day-Night Test vs NZ

Extending his sensational run in whites, England's batting sensation Harry Brook brought up a fiery fifty in the ongoing Day-Night Test versus New Zealand.

26 Aug 2022

England Cricket Team

ENG vs SA, 2nd Test: Stokes, Foakes hand hosts advantage

Centuries from Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes helped England secure an important lead over South Africa in the ongoing second Test.

04 May 2019

England Cricket Team

England beat Ireland in one-off ODI: Here're the records broken

England clinched a narrow four-wicket victory over Ireland in the one-off ODI at Malahide.