England all-rounder Ben Stokes will become their 81st Test captain upon walking out for the toss during the first Test of the imminent West Indies’ tour of England in Southampton.
Named to lead the side in regular captain Joe Root’ absence, the responsibility will add a different facet altogether in his career which already sees him play vital roles across departments and formats in the English team.
Stokes, 29, had made his limited-overs debut during the English summer of 2011. In nine years as an international cricketer, Stokes is undoubtedly among the best all-rounders in the sport. When it comes to playing all the three formats, Stokes might arguably be the best in his category.
Ben Stokes Net Worth 2020
Given Stokes’ prowess in all the formats, one doesn’t have to guess that he is among the highest-paid modern-day English cricketers. If a report in express.co.uk is to be believed, Stokes’ current England multi-format contract is said to be worth £925,000.
Stokes, who seems to have a knack of alluring ludicrously opulent deals in the Indian Premier League, has been twice sold among the highest-paid players. It is due to the same reason that Stokes’ estimated net worth until the start of this year was estimated at £8 million to put him amidst most well-to-do modern-day English cricketers.
Ben Stokes joins Team GM 🏏
GM is delighted to announce the signing of Ben Stokes to a long term cricket bat and equipment contract with immediate effect
— GM Cricket 🏏 (@GMCricket) March 28, 2018
Stokes, who used to earn £200,000 per year during his sponsorship deal with New Balance, now earns an even better amount after being signed by Gunn & Moore. Considering the pace with which Stokes is rising up the ranks and with age on his side, here is hoping that the star player gets to be England’s all-time richest cricketers.