After posting a photo of himself carrying his bat properly for the first time in six months, England batsman Ben Stokes has sparked Ashes rumors.
BEN STOKES sparked a flutter of Ashes conjecture when he revealed for the first time since April that he can grasp a bat.
The all-rounder shared a snapshot of his injured left index finger wrapped around a bat handle on social media.
“12th April Broken Finger,” the accompanying words read. On the 11th of October, for the first time since the break, I was able to get it around my handle.” There were also five emojis of happy faces.
After months of discomfort, Stokes underwent a second procedure last Monday, which appears to have been a success.
Many interpreted Stokes’ post as an indication that he might be able to play a role in the Ashes.
When announcing England’s 17-man squad on Sunday, head coach Chris Silverwood didn’t want to speculate on a possible return date for Stokes, therefore he didn’t rule him out of the Ashes outright.
Stokes, on the other hand, is taking an indefinite hiatus from cricket to focus on his mental health and enable his finger to recover, so he is unlikely to play in the series.
Meanwhile, Chris Woakes thinks that the Ashes scandal will not deter England from attempting to become world champions for the second time.
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Woakes is one of five Twenty20 World Cup players who will fly to Australia immediately following the event.
“There’s the minor matter of a World Cup before the Ashes,” he remarked, “so I’ve got my eyes firmly on that.”
“You don’t want to look back on the World Cup and realize you weren’t really engaged.” We must devote our complete attention to this.” The UAE will send Woakes and Jos Buttler, as well as Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, and Mark Wood, to the Ashes.
The Warwickshire star, 32, will wait till the practicalities of visas and quarantines are ironed out before deciding whether or not to bring his wife and two children to Australia.
People want to know what life will be like when we get there.
“Things are still occurring behind the scenes, and people are dealing with concerns on behalf of the team,” he continued, “but it’s wonderful that the Ashes series is approaching.”
“There was no doubt that everyone wanted to travel, but people want to know what life will be like when we get there.”
“We’ve spent a lot of time in bubbles over the last 18 months, so 14 days of quarantine with families is a major deal for us.” At some point, I’d like to concentrate on cricket.” With all of the back-and-forth over the Ashes… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell