Another of our ones to watch in 2010, the 19 year old Durham all-rounder looks a tremendous prospect.
He topped the Durham batting averages last summer with 740 runs at 46 and hit two hundreds, including a wonderful televised ton against Kent. That is an extraordinary feat for a teenager in his first full season of county cricket.
One can only expect a further improvement this summer – providing that Stokes doesn’t suffer from second season syndrome.
Apparently Stokes is already on the radar of the England selectors and he could become a beneficiary of the likely rebuilding of the ODI side following the disappointing performance in the World Cup. That will only happen though if he drastically improves his poor List A record.
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