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 has continued to be a regular with England’s second side and was part of the Ashes squad for the 2017/18 series, thanks largely to his impressive form at the Kia Oval.
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 and will be hoping to finally cement that position once fully recovered from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the start of the India series.
2022 saw Ben Foakes recalled into the England Test team. His performances with the gloves and bat led to an ECB Central Contract in October 2022. Ben Foakes scored 586 runs at an average of 73.25 as Surrey stormed to the County Championship title.Related Articles