Bombshell as star added to Ashes squad

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England has pulled a enactment bombshell and added weapon all-rounder Ben Stokes to the squad to circuit Australia aft initially ruling him out.

Stokes - who terrorised the Aussies successful England during the 2019 Ashes series - had been ruled retired of the circuit Down Under owed to a digit wounded and intelligence wellness reasons.

Now he's been added and looks acceptable to beryllium connected the level to Australia connected November 4 with the remainder of the squad.

"I had a interruption to prioritise my intelligence wellbeing and I got my digit sorted," Stokes said successful a statement.

"I americium looking guardant to seeing my mates and being connected the tract with them. I'm acceptable for Australia."

Stokes, 30, is considered the champion all-rounder successful planetary cricket currently.

He holds a Test batting mean of 37.04 and a bowling mean of 31.38.

Last clip Australia faced him astatine Test level was disastrous for the Aussies.

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Ben Stokes of England. (Getty)

Stokes played an innings that became an instant classic, blasting 135 to bushed the aged force astatine Headingley to level the bid 1-1 arsenic Australia mislaid the unlosable Test.

England was looking susceptible with some Stokes and the injured Jofra Archer missing, but the tourists look instantly much unsafe with the weapon bowler-batter successful the line-up.

The Ashes is owed to statesman astatine the Gabba connected December 8.


Joe Root, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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