Ben Stokes ‘can’t wait’ to return to the ‘pinnacle of test cricket’ in the ashes, revealing that England’s demolition of Australia in the T20 World Cup was the first game he saw since his break with the sport. .
- Ben Stokes opened up about his enthusiasm to return to cricket in the Ashes series
- The off-road talisman took a break from the sport for mental health reasons
- By the start of the first test on December 8, Stokes will have been out for five months
- And Stokes revealed the first cricket match he saw since taking his break.
- The 30-year-old was happy to see England beat Australia by eight wickets.
Ben Stokes has revealed that he can’t wait to return for the Ashes against Australia this winter after his break from cricket.
The 30-year-old off-road talisman took a break from the sport to protect his sanity, but recently announced that he would be returning in time for the gladiator series in his former rival’s backyard.
And Stokes said Sky sports He is desperate to get back to playing the “pinnacle of test cricket” as England look to win their first Ashes since 2010-2011.
Ben Stokes stated that he can’t wait to get back to the top of Test cricket in the Ashes.
Stokes, who produced one of the best moments of English cricket against Australia at Headingley in 2019, has recently returned from a hiatus he took for mental health reasons.
He said, ‘I took it day by day, step by step. I had fantastic support around me to help me out and I’m excited to get out there. I can’t wait to see you all, and I’ve really enjoyed my training the last few weeks, so it’s good.
“A player is not part of a team, and although I know that I am a senior member of that team in recent years, all the members of that team are as important as the others.
We have people like Jimmy (Anderson), Broady (Stuart Broad) who have obviously been there, they did. Rooty: fantastic leader and the best hitter in the history of England, so we have everything to go back to Australia with what they have. ‘
And the off-road talisman revealed that the first game he saw after his break was England’s eight-field victory over old rivals Australia in the T20 World Cup (pictured)
Stokes, who produced one of the best moments English cricket has ever seen with a winning performance by Ashes against Australia at Headingley in 2019, also stated that the first game he saw after his break was also against the Australians.
‘You’re playing at the highest level possible and the Ashes, for an Englishman in Australia, that’s the pinnacle of test cricket. It is the only series that is almost like a World Cup, because they are so rivals, ‘he added.
“The first complete game of cricket I saw since I took my break was England vs Australia. I actually text Jos (Buttler) saying, ‘I’m glad I picked that game to be first’, because it’s always great to see England put on a performance like that, but even better against the Australians. ‘ .