England may have been out of the T20 World Cup, but before the Ashes, there has been good news for the team. The team’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes is all set to return to the field. Stokes joined the England team for the first training session after a six-month break on Thursday at the Metrico Stadium in Queensland’s Gold Coast. Stokes has joined senior players like England team Test captain Joe Root and Stuart Broad for a full training session. These players have reached Australia early to prepare for the Ashes.
The all-rounder was late in the squad after Stokes took a break to recover from mental health issues and a finger injury. England’s team suffered a defeat against New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, after which the rest of the players selected for the Ashes will join the team. Players like Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood, involved in England’s T20 World Cup, will come to Australia from Dubai.
Talking about the semi-final match played yesterday, England, batting first after losing the toss, scored 166 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. For the team, Moeen Ali scored 51 not out and David Malan scored 42 more. The target of 167 runs was achieved by the Kiwi team losing 5 wickets in 19 overs. , Daryl Mitchell scored 72 not out for New Zealand.