India vs England: Decoding stats of Ben Stokes against India
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes fell short of scoring his 11th hundred in the ongoing Chennai Test against India. He (82) was dismissed by off-spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Day 2. Despite playing his first Test after a long break, Stokes continued with his sublime run in the longest format. Stokes has been enjoying the form of his life and we decode his stats against India.
Stokes versus India (Test cricket)
As of now, Stokes has managed to score 627 from 12 Tests against India at an average of 29.85. He also has a ton and three fifties to his name against them. Interestingly, 427 of these runs have been scored in India by Stokes. He averages 42.70 in the nation. Meanwhile, his average against India at home reads as 18.18.
Stokes has reached 1,000 international runs against India
During his 82-run knock, Stokes reached the 1,000-run mark against India in international cricket. He now has 1,026 runs from 30 internationals against them at an average of 31.09. The tally includes one hundred and seven fifties.
Here is the bowling record of Stokes (vs India)
Stokes also has a decent bowling record against India in Tests. So far, he has snapped up 29 wickets from 12 matches, including a best match haul of 6/113. Notably, Stokes has taken 21 of these wickets on his home soil. His only five-wicket haul (5/73) against them came at the Mohali Cricket Ground on England's 2016/17 tour.
Stokes returned to Test cricket after a long gap
Stokes is featuring in his first Test after a break of six months. Prior to this, he played in the first Test against Pakistan (in August) before opting out to attend his ailing father. He stole the show in the West Indies Test series, which resumed international cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Stokes has scored two Test tons since January 2020.