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Woakes out of Scotland one-dayer, England call up Curran

10 June 2018

"He is replaced in the squad by Surrey's Tom Curran", England said on its verified Twitter account. A similar injury ruled Woakes out of the final leg of the ODI series against South Africa in 2017.

The all-rounder suffered the injury during a practice session ahead of the second Test against Pakistan, forcing him to sit out the match at Headingley. Woakes was left out of the eleven in the opening Test at the Lord's Cricket Stadium. In the first innings, he returned with figures of 11-1-55-3.

The English all-rounder became the second victim after Ben Stokes' exclusion from the Scotland match because of a hamstring strain. Stokes will also be reassessed later in the week in order to ascertain when he may be fit to return.

Chris Woakes felt soreness in his quadriceps muscle owing to which he has been ruled out of the Scotland ODI
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However, doubts remain over Woakes participation in the upcoming ODI series against Australia.

Dawid Malan was added to the squad to face Scotland, while Sam Billings joins the party to take on Australia. The gravity of the issue will now be assessed following which a decision is expected to be made.

But Alastair Cook is available for Essex's Championship game against Lancashire and Moeen Ali will play for Worcestershire's final Royal London game before joining up with England's limited-overs squad.

Woakes out of Scotland one-dayer, England call up Curran