Ben Stokes has declared himself fit and is raring to go ahead of the first Ashes Test. The key all-rounder was not named in the original England squad for the forthcoming series having taken an indefinite break to prioritize his mental health and nurse a fractured finger, but was subsequently added to the fold in October. A post on Stokes' official Instagram account on Wednesday showed him training in the nets. The opening Ashes Test begins at the Gabba on December 8.
✅ READY TO GO! 💪— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) December 1, 2021
Ben Stokes has declared himself "fit and ready for a big series" ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane next week.
The 30-year-old all-rounder has not played competitively since July.