Chris Woakes, England seamer, out of ICC Champions Trophy with side strain
Chris Woakes managed just two overs at the start of hosts England’s ICC Champions Trophy-opening eight-wicket win over Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursdayicc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 02, 2017 14:33 IST
England paceman Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the ICC Champions Trophy one-day international competition with a side strain, it was announced Friday. (AUSTRALIA vs NEW ZEALAND LIVE)
Chris Woakes managed just two overs at the start of hosts England’s tournament-opening eight-wicket win over Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursday before leaving the field and played no further part in the match.
“A scan has confirmed that Chris Woakes sustained a left side strain in yesterday’s ICC Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh,” said an England and Wales Cricket Board statement.
“The injury means Woakes will miss the rest of England’s participation in the Champions Trophy.”
The ECB statement added: “An update on a replacement for the seamer for the remainder of the tournament will follow in due course.”