ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steve Finn replaces Chris Woakes in England team

Chris Woakes, who was ruled out of the England squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy due to a side strain, has been replaced by Steve Finn in the side.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 04, 2017 15:48 IST
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Steve Finn has replaced Chris Woakes in the England team for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after Woakes suffered a side strain during the opening game against Bangladesh at The Oval.(Getty Images)

Paceman Steve Finn has been added to England’s Champions Trophy squad after Chris Woakes was ruled out of the tournament with a side strain, the English cricket board and organisers said on Sunday.

Woakes bowled only two overs in Thursday’s tournament opener against Bangladesh before leaving the ground, dealing a blow to England’s bid to win their first global 50-overs title.

The 28-year-old Finn, who has 102 wickets from 69 one-dayers, will be expected to ease England’s pace concerns with Woakes unavailable, Jake Ball struggling and Ben Stokes’ problematic knee preventing the all-rounder from bowling spells at full throttle.

England next face New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday.

First Published: Jun 04, 2017 15:45 IST