All-rounder Ben Stokes last played in the ODI series against Pakistan at home.© Instagram
England Test captain Joe Root said on Thursday that he is looking forward to the availability of Ben Stokes for the first Ashes Test. England and Australia will take on each other in a five-match Ashes series starting December 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane. “Ben has been thoroughly training for the past few days. It’s been very light, we’re trying to adapt as much as we can. He has a bat, a bowl, has taken a few catches, a lot of his fielding. Doing things a little differently. Looks like he’s on track and it’s really exciting. It’s managing that excitement and making sure we don’t push him too much, so he’s on the first game Ready for it,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Root as saying.
“It’s remarkable to see how far he’s come. It looks very promising. He’s been fantastic. We’ve seen him in training, it’s always good to have him back between things, so it’s really nice to have him back.” Is.” ,
Stokes last played in the ODI series against Pakistan and then took some time off to take care of his mental health. Stokes had a secondary operation on his finger last month to remove the scar tissue.
Root also said that he is grateful to the authorities for giving his squad some leeway in quarantine ahead of the Ashes.
“There are always clear restrictions within hotels. We can really only follow the guidelines that have been prescribed. It’s not much different from other things that we’ve experienced in the past. It’s been great, the past. Some days, that we’re able to go out and train and use some of the facilities, so hopefully it can continue and we can continue to enjoy it, keep preparing ourselves as much as we can,” Root said. said.
He said, “Weather is probably the hardest factor. We have had a big thunderstorm this afternoon, which has disrupted part of our training but everyone is working very well. We are very lucky to have something like this. taken care of.”
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