Nathan Lyon: Ben Stokes is one of the best athletes.



Nathan Lyon: Ben Stokes is one of the best athletes.

Nathan Lyon: Ben Stokes is one of the best athletes.

October 25, 2021  Authorbet365baji

Nathan Lyon looks forward to taking on Ben Stokes.

Cricket fans from all over the world, even the Australian bowlers, craves England all-rounder Ben Stokes to play in the forthcoming Ashes series.

Over the last few weeks, England cricket fans have been constantly scrolling Ben Stokes' Instagram account, anxiously watching his recovery from finger surgery.

The young all-rounder was left out of England's squad for the 2021/22 Ashes series earlier this month after deciding to take an extended absence from cricket to focus on his psychological health. Stokes has also been working his way back from a finger injury suffered in the first leg of the Indian Premier League in April.

However, the 30-year-old shared an Instagram photo of himself last week holding a bat for the first time in six months. It threw cricket fans a ray of hope: could Stokes bounce back quickly in time for the Ashes tour?

He wrote in the post that everyone progresses in their own way and that his development is that he is finally pain-free and can bat correctly. He stated that he now has a lot more confidence and that his second surgery was only two weeks ago. He also expressed gratitude to all of his coaches as well as all of the medical personnel who have assisted him in his recuperation thus far.

Without a doubt, having Stokes in England's line-up would make the Ashes a lot more exciting. Every cricket expert around the globe expects the all-rounder to play in some way during the five-Test series, and even the Australians are looking forward to his arrival next month.

During the 2019 Ashes series, Stokes terrified Australia's bowlers, most notably in the legendary Headingley victory. The left-hander put up an undefeated 76-run combination with England No. 11 Jack Leach to save win from the jaws of defeat.

Nathan Lyon, the Australian spinner who memorably botched a run out in the dying minutes before umpire Joel Wilson denied him an LBW call that Hawkeye claimed would have slammed into his leg stump, is undoubtedly still having nightmares about that iconic strike.

Lyon told media at Hurstville Oval in Sydney on Thursday that he anticipates Stokes to be rushed into England's team, hinting that he is eager for another chance to face one of the sport's best cricketers. He added Stoke is the best all-rounder in the world and he is expecting to see him participate in this important game.

During a three-day intra-squad trial match in Sydney this week, Lyon endured a mild concussion while fielding.

As a precaution, the 33-year-old was taken out of the rest of the warm-up game, but he will play in next week's Sheffield Shield contest against Victoria at Drummoyne Oval, which begins on Wednesday.