Ben Stokes has been added to the England squad for the Ashes tour of Australia.
The Durham all-rounder was omitted from the original selection as he continued his recovery from a second operation on a broken finger.
Stokes, who sustained the injury while playing in the Indian Premier League in April, announced in July he was taking a break from cricket to protect his mental wellbeing and allow his finger to recover.
Having been given the all-clear by the medical team of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the 30-year-old will depart for Australia with the Test and Lions squad on November 4.
"I had a break to prioritise my mental wellbeing and I got my finger sorted," Stokes said.
"I am looking forward to seeing my mates and being on the field with them. I'm ready for Australia."
Ashley Giles, managing director of England Men's Cricket, said: "Following a very successful operation on his finger and several conversations over the last few weeks between Ben and I, our medical staff and his management team, Ben called me to say he was ready to return to cricket and was excited about the prospect of playing a significant role in the Ashes series.
"Time and time again, Ben has demonstrated how important he is to the England team and having him available for the Ashes series is excellent news for all of us and, in particular, [coach] Chris [Silverwood], Joe [Root] and the rest of the players.
"Having not played for some time, we will move forward cautiously over the next few weeks to ensure he is fully prepared across all facets of his game.
"Ahead of a very busy period of cricket, we continue to remain mindful of the stresses on all our personnel, and our primary focus continues to be the wellbeing of all of our players and support staff."
The Ashes begins at The Gabba on December 8 and concludes a month later at Optus Stadium in Perth.
England are looking to regain the urn after it was retained by Australia following a 2-2 series draw in 2019.