5 famous players Ben Stokes played against in the 2010 U19 World Cup

Ben Stokes

In what was a really shocking news for the cricket fraternity, England all-rounder surprisingly today announced retirement from the ODI format of the game. This comes after England suffered a series defeat against India. He will hang his boots after the 1st ODI vs South Africa.


Ben Stokes has made a himself worldwide with his performance while playing for the England cricket team as well as playing in the IPL. He was most recently named the captain of the Test team and has done really well, guiding team to victory against New Zealand and India.

He made his ODI debut on 25th of August against Ireland. He played a total of 103 ODI matches and scored 2892 runs and took 74 wickets. Born Christchurch, New Zealand, he made his first appearance for England in the U19 World Cup in 2010, where he scored 166 runs from 6 matches and took 7 wickets.


In that tournament, he also played against some quality U19 cricketers who have gone on to become a very established player. Today in this article, we take a look at 5 popular players Ben Stokes played against in the U19 World Cup 2010.

KL Rahul

The current India vice-captain KL Rahul played for the Indian U19 team in the 2010 U19 World Cup. Today, KL Rahul is a very established and very famous name in the world of cricket. He is the current vice-captain of the Indian team, working as deputy as Rohit Sharma.

Josh Hazlewood

Australia’s star pace bowler Josh Hazlewood was Australia’s star bowler in that competition, taking 13 wickets. Today, he has established himself as one of the top Australian pacer alongside the likes of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.


Babar Azam

The current Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam is another player whom Ben Stokes had come face-to-face with. Babar is today considered among the best of the world and is the captain of the Pakistan cricket team.

Harshal Patel

Indian pacer Harshal Patel has most recently broke into the Indian team after his terrific bowling performance in the IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He has become a crucial member of the T20I team and is in contention for a spot in the T20 World Cup.

James Neesham

While he has now vanished from the New Zealand cricket team’s sheet, but he was quite the all-rounder when he was playing for the side. Neesham played in the 2010 U19 World Cup for New Zealand and was probably the best graduate coming out of that batch for New Zealand.

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