England dented with injury update ahead of India series

England dented with injury update ahead of India series

The key bowler is set to miss the T20Is against team India.

Chris Woakes of England celebrates with teammates
Chris Woakes of England celebrates with teammates. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Team England have received a major blow ahead of their much hyped home series against team India. The English side had a poor start to their limited overs international season with a shock defeat against Scotland. Now, they are set to host Australia and India in their upcoming assignments. Ahead of the major fixtures, they have been dented by an injury concern to Chris Woakes.

Chris Woakes is one of the key players in the English lineup. He has sustained a tear in his right quad which is set to see him miss out on international action for at least three weeks. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the exclusion of Woakes from the English squad in an official statement. Albeit they did not mention anything about the actual dates for his comeback, they sounded optimistic to see their premier pacer recover well.

Star all-rounders out of Australia series

For now, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes have been ruled out of the limited overs series against Australia. England are set to host Australia in 3 ODIs and a T20I. Following the series, team India will play 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs in England. While Ben Stokes is expected to make a comeback with the T20Is against India, Chris Woakes is set to miss the T20I series.

His medical condition will be reassessed prior to the ODI series to determine if he would feature in the series that commences with the first ODI at Nottingham on July 12. Woakes had sustained a tear in his right quad during the second Test against Pakistan in Leeds. The ECB, however, noted that it is the chronic knee injury that is keeping Woakes out of action.

“Woakes has had an injection for the knee issue last Monday and will now undertake a rehabilitation and conditioning programme to address both injuries. A date for return cannot be specified at this stage, but he will not be available before the ODI series against India,” the ECB stated in an official statement.

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