England's Olly Stone hopes to make Test comeback with Ashes dream still alive
Olly Stone (Source: Twitter/ICC)
After missing out on majority of cricket in his career, England's pacy Olly Stone is keeping his Ashes desire alive stating he still wishes to play Test cricket. The right-armer has been a lot through lately with as many as four stress fractures keeping him on the sidelines and causing him to undergo back surgery.
Recently, he revealed that he went on to discuss his plans with English Test skipper Ben Stokes telling him that he still has the hunger to play.
“I’ve spoken to Stokesy and just said how I want to still play Test cricket, I’ve still got that hunger,"
Though, he mentioned that he was involved with both white-ball and franchise cricket, adding he hopes to get the opportunity in red-ball as well.
“After Christmas there’s a combination of white-ball cricket and franchise cricket that hopefully I can keep my loads up and get me in a place that I can put my hand up and be selectable for Test cricket.
“There’s nothing better than five days of hard graft and coming off hopefully with a win,"
His further wish was that he turns out for his national side in the iconic Ashes next year against Australia.
“That hunger of playing Test cricket and seeing what happens in the Ashes is something I really want to be a part of."
Stone has donned the English Test jersey three times, last of which happened in June 2021.