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Ashes: Ben Stokes' inclusion a mastermind, feels former Australia speedster Brett Lee
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Ashes: Ben Stokes' inclusion a mastermind, feels former Australia speedster Brett Lee

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.

The Ashes: From Steve Smith to Ben Stokes, five players to watch out for
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The Ashes: From Steve Smith to Ben Stokes, five players to watch out for

The first Test between England and Australia starts at Brisbane's Gabba on Wednesday. Here's a look at five players who could be match-winners in the Ashes

The Ashes: Joe Root says England must not overburden Ben Stokes on return
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The Ashes: Joe Root says England must not overburden Ben Stokes on return

In his only intra-squad practice match he completed 10 overs, grabbing 2-31, then whacked 42 from 56 balls before retiring.

Ashes: Justin Langer still has 'nightmares' over Ben Stokes' Headingley exploits in 2019
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Ashes: Justin Langer still has 'nightmares' over Ben Stokes' Headingley exploits in 2019

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.

Ashes 2021-22: England all-rounder Ben Stokes 'fit and hungry' on returning from mental health break
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Ashes 2021-22: England all-rounder Ben Stokes 'fit and hungry' on returning from mental health break

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.

Ashes 2021-22: England spinner Jack Leach looks to 'impressive' Nathan Lyon for inspiration
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Ashes 2021-22: England spinner Jack Leach looks to 'impressive' Nathan Lyon for inspiration

Leach also spotlighted Ravindra Jadeja as an inspiration after the Indian's exploits during a Test series in Australia last summer.

IPL 2022 Retention: From Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya, big names released ahead of mega auction
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IPL 2022 Retention: From Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya, big names released ahead of mega auction

There were some big names like Rashid Khan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya that got released as the IPL teams announced the retention list ahead of IPL 2022 Auctions. Let's take a look at the key players that got released by the franchises.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes recalls fearing for life after choking on tablet
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes recalls fearing for life after choking on tablet

In his column for 'The Daily Mirror', Stokes wrote about his frightening experience but doesn't mention when and where the incident took place.

Ben Stokes comeback on hold as rain washes out England practice game
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Ben Stokes comeback on hold as rain washes out England practice game

Stokes took an indefinite break from cricket in July to focus on his wellbeing and recover from finger surgery.

Rain delays star all-rounder Ben Stokes' comeback for England ahead of Ashes
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Rain delays star all-rounder Ben Stokes' comeback for England ahead of Ashes

Stokes’ return will have to wait after day one of an internal trial match between England teams was washed out two weeks before the opening test of the Ashes series

Ben Stokes trains with England squad in Australia ahead of Ashes series
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Ben Stokes trains with England squad in Australia ahead of Ashes series

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.

Ben Stokes return 'massive boost' for England's Ashes hopes, says Rory Burns
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Ben Stokes return 'massive boost' for England's Ashes hopes, says Rory Burns

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.

England's Joe Root, Ben Stokes touch down in Australia ahead of Ashes
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England's Joe Root, Ben Stokes touch down in Australia ahead of Ashes

Also among the arrivals was opening batsman Rory Burns, fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson and England stalwart Stuart Broad.

Australia's Steve Smith hails return of 'dangerous' Ashes rival Ben Stokes
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Australia's Steve Smith hails return of 'dangerous' Ashes rival Ben Stokes

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.

Ben Stokes added to England's squad for upcoming Ashes tour of Australia
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Ben Stokes added to England's squad for upcoming Ashes tour of Australia

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.

T20 World Cup 2021: Big shame we don't have Stokes, Archer but England have enough squad depth, says Jason Roy
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T20 World Cup 2021: Big shame we don't have Stokes, Archer but England have enough squad depth, says Jason Roy

"We've got players that will definitely 100 percent step up, rise to the occasion. They have more than enough skills," Roy said.

T20 World Cup 2021: England eye glory without talisman Ben Stokes
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T20 World Cup 2021: England eye glory without talisman Ben Stokes

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.

Ben Stokes provides update on finger injury, shows he's making progress
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Ben Stokes provides update on finger injury, shows he's making progress

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."

England name strong squad for Ashes in Australia, Ben Stokes to miss series
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England name strong squad for Ashes in Australia, Ben Stokes to miss series

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.

Ben Stokes undergoes second surgery on index finger, likely to miss Ashes
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Ben Stokes undergoes second surgery on index finger, likely to miss Ashes

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.