The leading wicket keeper in the country, earning England recognition.
Ben Foakes joined Surrey from Essex at the end of the 2014 season. Having represented the England Lions whilst at Chelmsford, Foakes steadily grew in stature at the Kia Oval. Thanks largely to his continued impressive form at the Club, the wicket-keeper-batter became a regular with England’s second side and was also part of the Ashes squad for the 2017/18 series.
During his first-class career, Foakes has garnered equal respect for his glove work and his skills with the bat.
Following the 2018 title triumph, Foakes was a late call-up to the England squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. He grasped his opportunity incredibly with a century on debut. He followed this up with ODI & IT20 debuts against Ireland and Pakistan respectively in May 2019.
He enjoyed a return to the international fold in the 2021 tour to India, where he displayed impressive glove work in highly spin-friendly conditions.
Under the leadership of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, 2022 saw Foakes recalled into the England Test team for the tour of West Indies. His performances with the gloves and bat, which culminated with Foakes reaching his maiden Test century at home late in the summer against South Africa, led to an ECB Central Contract in October 2022.
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