Ashes: Justin Langer says he still has nightmares about Ben Stokes' 2019 heroics

The final day of England's warm-up match was dominated by Ben Stokes.

The coach of Australia says he still has nightmares about the match-winning performance of Ben Stokes in the third Test at Headingley.

The all-rounder kept England's hopes of regaining the urn alive with his amazing 135, steering the hosts to a one-wicket win.

After taking a break to focus on his mental health, Ben Stokes is back in the England squad for the upcoming Australia series.

"He's a great cricketer, no doubt about that," said Langer.

I still have nightmares about that third Test.

I have more nightmares about his spell on the third day. He's a great competitor and an unbelievable athlete.

In July, Ben Stokes announced he would be taking a break from cricket to focus on his mental wellbeing and recover from a second operation on a fractured finger.

He was added to the squad in October, and took two of the three remaining seamers in a warm-up match on Thursday.

It's great for the game that Ben is playing cricket, and we all love it.

It wouldn't be the same without the best players playing.

Hopefully his health is good, it's nice to see. He is one of the best players in the game.

He is shattered with what has happened.

Tim Paine is taking a break from cricket and will not be able to play in the Ashes.

The resignation of Test captain Tim Paine in November marked the start of a new era for Australia.

The captain of the team stepped down due to a historical investigation into sexually explicit texts he sent to a female colleague.

The 36-year-old is "shattered" by recent events, according to the man who recently visited him.

He has been an exemplary figure in Australian cricket for the last four years. His life has changed. You would have to ask how he is.

It was important for us to see him, we talked about looking after our boys and having each other's backs. It was a no-brainer for me to see him.

He said that they live in a world of perfectionism. We're very judgmental.

When I was asked about Steve Smith and David Warner, I said that there was no one asking questions or who was on the camera.

There's not a single person. Our captain is paying a heavy price for making a mistake.

I see in this job and in the society we live in how brutal it is. We live in an unforgiving society, but you learn your lessons. That's a shame.

The five-test series against Australia starts on December 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane.