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Chris Woakes ready to fill Stokes void in England’s Ashes squad

LONDON: Chris Woakes is desperate to prove his worth as a batsman during England's Ashes tour of Australia in the absence of fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes. Durham star Stokes did not fly out to Australia with the rest of the England squad on Saturday, having been suspended from international duty following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He remains under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, with Stokes and England still waiting to discover if he will face…