[caption id="attachment_689310" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-689310" alt="Ben Stokes Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GettyImages-923987490.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ben Stokes Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Star all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ben-stokes" target="_blank">Ben Stokes</a> has revealed his pain at missing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england" target="_blank">England</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/the-ashes-2017-18" target="_blank">Ashes</a> campaign after being sidelined over an alleged fight outside a nightclub. The incident meant he was unable to join his teammates in Australia, but the 26-year-old hit form Wednesday with a man-of-the-match display in England's second ODI against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a>. Stokes took two wickets then smacked an unbeaten 63 in the six-wicket win, saying afterwards he was thrilled to be back in an England shirt after five months out. <p></p> <p></p>"It was very satisfying for me. I was quite emotional walking off there at the end," he said after his teammates gave him a standing ovation at the end of the match in Mount Maunganui."Even walking on the field the first time and walking off made me understand how much of a privilege it is to represent your country." Stokes joined England in New Zealand this month after pleading not guilty in a British court to a charge of affray. The case is ongoing. <p></p> <p></p>After his second match back, Stokes spoke for the first time about missing the Ashes, where his absence was sorely felt as England slumped to a 4-0 series loss."It was obviously frustrating to watch the Ashes," he said. "I went through all the emotions as I would have done playing but there's not a lot I can change about that now. I've been following all the cricket the lads have been playing but what I have to do now is focus on going forward." <p></p> <p></p>Stokes said he did not want to be eased into the team after his long lay-off and was pleased captain Eoin Morgan threw him straight into the fray. "I want to contribute every time I play for England," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"When that opportunity came back round to represent England again I wasn't prepared to let anybody down."