Prior to the commencement of England tour of Australia, England have succumbed to a loss by the name of Chris Woakes. His injury came to the English dugout as a threat to face the mighty Australians in front of English crowd. Hence seamer Jake Ball comes into as savior. He made his return to the team as a replacement for all-rounder Chris Woakes, who is unfortunately set to miss the first part of this month’s one-day series against Australia due to a thigh injury.

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Woakes took up this injury in his right quad strain during last week’s series equalling Test win over Pakistan. He was already ruled out of the one-off ODI against Scotland on June 10. With this injury, the 29-year-old joins Ben Stokes who had already been ruled out of the series due to a hamstring tear but it seems like the recovery of that string is very evident nowadays.

In that very context when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was asked to put their comments on the same, they had expressed- “Both players have commenced their injury rehab programmes and will be hoping to respond to treatment with the aim of featuring in the latter stages of the series.” Ball last played for England in their 4-1 ODI series win at Australia in January. England will be hosting Australia in five one-day matches starting at The Oval on June 13.


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