Talksport.com (UK) – DOUBLE BLOW
England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes to miss the remaining three one-day internationals against Australia

The duo will not feature in the rest of the series, the ECB have confirmed

Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes have been ruled out of the remainder of England’s one-day international series against Australia.

Summary

  • DOUBLE BLOW England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes to miss the remaining three one-day internationals against Australia The duo will not feature in the rest of the series, the ECB have confirmed Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes have been ruled out of the remainder of England’s one-day international series against Australia.
  • After the all-rounders’ respective thigh and hamstring tears suffered against Pakistan at the start of this month, England initially announced they would miss “the first part” of the ongoing five-match series against Australia.
  • He is therefore expected to continue his rehabilitation with the squad during the fourth and fifth ODIs, with a view to being available again in time for the three-match Twenty20 international series against India early next month.
  • The ECB statement read: “Chris Woakes’ right quad tear, which he sustained at Emerald Headingley in the second Test against Pakistan earlier this month, was at least in part due to a flare-up of a chronic right knee problem.
  • Ben Stokes will not play any part in England’s ODI series against Australia “He can bat fully and is now able to run at 90 per cent capacity.


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