England Test captain Ben Stokes says he will continue to manage his knee injury and is confident in his ability to bowl in the Ashes.
Stokes' long-standing left knee issue caused him problems during February's tour of New Zealand and his recent time at the Indian Premier League (IPL) proved fruitless.
All-rounder Stokes played only twice for Chennai Super Kings and sent down just one over for 18 runs during his IPL stint but ahead of this week's one-off Test with Ireland at Lord's, the 31-year-old is confident he can have an impact when the Ashes begins on June 16.
The England Test skipper told the media on Wednesday: "Yeah, look the knee is in much better place than it was in Wellington.
"I've been over in India for the IPL and these last eight or nine weeks I know I have got myself in a position where I can't say I regret anything.
"I have got myself into a place where I feel like in a 2019, 2020 space in terms of my own body and fitness. I have definitely given myself the best opportunity (to bowl this summer).
"We know what it is (the problem) and now it is about managing it."
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