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Stokes added to England’s Ashes squad

Stokes added to England’s Ashes squad

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Talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes has been added to the England squad for the tour

of Australia later this year, delivering a huge boost in their bid to reclaim the Ashes,

reports AFP. The 30-year-old said he is refreshed after taking time out from the game both for his mental health and also underwent two operations on a fractured left index finger. “I had a break to prioritise my mental wellbeing and I got my finger sorted,” said Stokes in an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement on Monday. “I am

looking forward to seeing my mates and being on the field with them. I’m ready for

Australia.” Ashley Giles, managing director of England’s Men’s cricket, said Stokes’s

return to the squad was terrific news but he added due to lack of game time they

needed to move cautiously.