Giles set for Ashes return

After a second hip operation, and a lot of physiotherapy, England left arm spinner Ashley Giles is set to be ready for selection for the Ashes series in Australia later this year.

A pivotal player in England winning the 2005 Ashes series, not only with the ball, but also with his stubborn tail end batting, his return will be a fillip for the English camp.

England spin coach David Parsons had this to say regarding the 33 year old off spinner:

“The last couple of weeks I have been working quite closely with Ashley and he is coming on strong. He is genuinely making good progress. It is all timed towards making sure he is ready for Australia and from what I have seen he is very much on course for that.”

Parsons has also dismissed concerns regarding the fitness of Giles, who has not played international cricket since last November, and has not played at all this summer.

“He will be fighting fit and raring to go by the time England touch down in Australia,” Parsons said.

The first Ashes Test starts on 25th November at The Gabba in Brisbane.

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