Ben Stokes gears up for the Ashes by dodging England bowlers in the nets at the Gabba. look | cricket news

Ben Stokes during training for England.© Instagram

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who took an indefinite break from cricket in July to focus on his mental health and recover from finger surgery, is currently gearing up for the upcoming five-match Ashes series against Australia. Stokes is part of England’s squad for the Ashes and is likely to make a comeback after almost five months in the first Test starting at the Gabba on 8 December. The England team took part in the practice match against the English Lions.

However, the game was washed out due to rain, which means that Stokes will have to wait a little longer for his return.

As Joe Root and his men prepare to take home the Ashes trophy from Australia, Ben Stokes looked in full flow in one of the team’s net sessions at the Gabba on Thursday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday shared a clip of 30-year-old bowlers being hammered in the nets on Twitter.

Watch the video here:

There is just one more game scheduled before the start of the opening Test for the Three Lions – a four-day, intra-squad warm-up match, starting on 30 November.

Meanwhile, Australia will play a three-day intra-squad warm-up game from December 1. With Tim Paine stepping down from the Test captaincy, it will be interesting to see who will lead the team in the first Test.

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Australia are the current holders of the Ashes after the 2019 edition of the series ended in a 2-2 draw in England.

For the record, England have lost each of their last two Ashes tours to Australia.

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