Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Ball called up by England as cover for injured Woakes

England v Australia: Jake Ball added to squad as Chris Woakes ruled out Jake Ball called into England ODI squad following Chris Woakes injury
Rita Gibson | 08 June, 2018, 12:26

Jake Ball, the Nottinghamshire seamer, has been recalled to England's ODI squad for the Royal London series against Australia, as cover for all-rounder Chris Woakes.

Stokes sustained the injury during a fielding session ahead of the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley.

England all-rounder Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the one-off ODI against Scotland due to a thigh injury. Woakes suffered a right quad strain which left him with sore quadriceps.

However, Ball could not find his place in the England Test squad.

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The bowler featured in England's 4-1 ODI series win over Australia in January, and he has taken 10 wickets in the One-Day Cup this season.

The two players have already commenced their injury rehabilitation programmes and will be hoping to respond to treatment with the aim of featuring in the latter stages of the series. Furthermore, the 29-year Woakes is also expected to miss the major part of the ODI series against Australia. In all, Ball has 21 wickets from 17 ODIs but has found himself down the pecking order, particularly in the Test arena where Craig Overton and Tom and Sam Curran seem to have jumped ahead.

England will play a five-match ODI series against Australia.

England are slated to play five-match ODI series against Australia from June 13 at The Oval.

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