Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon expects that Ben Stokes will come to Australia for The Ashes 2021-22. The England all-rounder took a break from cricket ahead of England vs India Test series in August. He wanted to focus on his mental health and took an indefinite break from the sport for the same.

Moreover, he also faced a finger injury during the first leg of IPL 2021. He was not part of the IPL 2021 UAE leg as well and is also absent from England’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. However, Ben Stokes recently shared an Instagram post in which he was seen practicing in the nets. Hence, he might feature in The Ashes 2021-22 series, which is slated to commence in December in Australia.

Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon (Image Credit: Twitter)

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I’m Expecting Ben Stokes To Come To Australia For The Ashes: Nathan Lyon

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon hopes that Ben Stokes will make a comeback to cricket and will be part of The Ashes 2021-22  in December. Lyon also mentioned that the 30-year-old all-rounder is a game-changer and x-factor, and one wants to play against such players.

“I’m expecting him (Ben Stokes) to come. I hope he is. You want to play against the best players in the -world. Stokes is the best all-rounder in the world. He’s an x-factor, a game changer, and you want to play against these sort of players,” Nathan Lyon said.

Joe Root
Joe Root becomes England’s most successful test captain. (Photo: Twitter)

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Australia and England are set to lock horns in Ashes 2021-22 tournament, which will begin on December 8 with the first Test. A total of 5 matches will be played during the tournament. England have announced their squad under the captainship of Joe Root. Australia are yet to announce their squad for the tournament.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes (Image Credit: Twitter)

During the previous edition of The Ashes in 2019, England managed to retain the urn after the series ended in a tie 2-2. In one of the games during the last tournament, Ben Stokes smacked an unbeaten century at Headingley win a match for England by 1 wicket.