Giles passed fit for the Ashes

Ashley Giles has fully recovered from a second hip operation and been passed fit for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.

England physio Kirk Russell said Giles spent time in India with the Champions Trophy squad completing drills and participating in training sessions and came through it with no ill effects.

Giles told the BBC that “it was always my goal to be fit in time for the Ashes and I am really looking forward to being part of the Test squad again.”

Giles has taken 140 wickets from 52 Tests at an average of 39.60 and scored 1347 runs at an average of 20.72. He last played for England against Pakistan in Faisalabad last year.

The first Ashes Test starts in Brisbane on 23rd November.

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