End of Ben Stokes’ Ashes?

End of Ben Stokes' Ashes? Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, has precisely writes off Ben Stokes’ chance of playing Ashes this year saying he is preparing for the series without the top notch British all-rounder.

On coming Saturday, the tour of England for the prestigious Ashes this season will open up with a preparation match against Perth.

Meanwhile, Stokes remains at home waiting for clearance yet to unsure whether he might receive or not to join with the squad down under.

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Bayliss said, “If he turns up it’s an absolute bonus. And if he did happen to turn up, I’m quite sure he would slip back in very easily.

“It’s totally out of our hands. We have just got on with preparing as best we can.”

“The players have a very important, tough series coming up and they are totally focused on winning it,” Bayliss said.

“They are concentrating on playing without him. We can’t worry about something we can’t control.”

“If any team lose one of their better players it’s going to be upsetting to a certain degree,” he said.

“But we have time to smooth things out and find the right combination. We certainly wouldn’t be here if we didn’t think we could win without him.

“Certainly, we’ve been playing some good cricket, so have Australia. Both teams are similar. They are beatable,” he said.