(Photo) Ben Stokes looks on the mend as he grips cricket bat for first time in months

Ben Stokes

Ollie Phillips

Ben Stokes has been spending some time away from the game of cricket to take care of his mental wellbeing and nurse a break to his finger that he suffered back in April, but physically looks to be on the mend. He posted a photo on his social media of himself holding a cricket bat for the very first time since that break, almost six months ago. The star all-rounder was not included in England's Ashes squad on Sunday, but it is at least good to see his excitement at being able to grip the blade once again.