In a chat with Firstpost, Lee talks about the impact talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes could have on England’s campaign in the upcoming Ashes as well as his own experience of playing in the iconic series.
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In his only intra-squad practice match he completed 10 overs, grabbing 2-31, then whacked 42 from 56 balls before retiring.
While Australia retained the Ashes urn, the highlight of the series was the England all-rounder's heroics in their one-wicket win in the third Test at Leeds.
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Stokes was a late addition to the squad, having taken a break from cricket to mentally refresh and undergo a second operation on his fractured left index finger.
Leach also spotlighted Ravindra Jadeja as an inspiration after the Indian's exploits during a Test series in Australia last summer.
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In his column for 'The Daily Mirror', Stokes wrote about his frightening experience but doesn't mention when and where the incident took place.
Stokes took an indefinite break from cricket in July to focus on his wellbeing and recover from finger surgery.
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Stokes was a late addition to the Ashes squad after the all-rounder had taken time off to recover from mental-health issues as well as an injury to his finger.
Late inclusion of Stokes, who has not played any cricket since July because of a finger injury and mental health issues, has lifted the squad, Burns said.
Also among the arrivals was opening batsman Rory Burns, fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson and England stalwart Stuart Broad.
Smith acknowledged Stokes' presence would be a huge boost for England, who enter the blockbuster series as underdogs after repeatedly failing to fire Down Under.
The ECB has issued a statement saying Stokes had been cleared by its medical team to resume training following his leave to mentally refresh and undergo a second operation on his fractured left index finger.
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"We've got players that will definitely 100 percent step up, rise to the occasion. They have more than enough skills," Roy said.
Morgan's side remains one of the tournament favourites as they seek their first T20 world title since 2010 and aim to become the first team to hold both limited-overs trophies at the same time.
Stokes posted a photograph showing him holding a bat with his bandaged finger and the words: "12th April broken finger. 11th October first time since breaking being able to get it round my handle."
Following a breakthrough in talks with Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday said they had given "conditional approval" for the tour to go ahead.
Stokes, who has been on indefinite leave since pulling out of the home Test series against India, initially underwent surgery four months ago after he picked up the injury on his left index finger while playing in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals.