BEN STOKES has made the headlines after being arrested in Bristol in the early hours of Monday morning.
The 27-year-old has suffered a suspected broken hand following the altercation and has been included in England’s Ashes squad as vice-captain.
Who is Ben Stokes?
Stokes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, on June 4 in 1991 and moved to England when he was 12.
The all rounder turned pro in 2009 with Durham and still plays for the Division 2 side – as well as enjoying a spell with Melbourne Renegades in 2015 and Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017.
Stokes became the highest paid overseas player in the Indian Premier League, earning £1.7million.
How many Tests has he played for England, and when did he make his debut?
He made his England test debut in 2013 against Australia following his One Day International debut against the West Indies in 2011.
To date, Stokes has played 39 tests for England – with his last being the victory over the West Indies in September.
Throughout his time playing test match cricket for England, he has scored 2429 runs.
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Will Ben Stokes miss the Ashes?
Stokes faces being banned by England after a video emerged of him punching TWO people in the street.
He was arrested for suspected actual bodily harm and released without charge while police investigate.
The video will form a key part of England supremo Andrew Strauss’ probe into the behaviour of Stokes, Alex Hales and up to five team-mates.
Stokes suffered a suspected broken hand in a fight outside the Bristol nightclub.