OMG: Woakes out of England squad against India in T20Is, Stokes likely to return
London, June 18 (CRICKETNMORE) - The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced that all-rounders Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes will take no part in the limited-overs series against Australia but indicated that the latter could return in next month's T20 series with India.
Woakes sustained a tear in his right quad during the second Test against Pakistan in Leeds, but an ECB statement suggested it was caused in part by "a flare-up of a chronic right knee problem". "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 statement read.