England in India 2011-12 October 19, 2011

Chris Woakes out of series with thigh injury

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England fast bowler Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the remaining three ODIs in India after sustaining a thigh injury. He will be replaced by Durham's Graham Onions, who will join the squad in Mumbai ahead of the fourth ODI on October 23.

Woakes did not play in the first two ODIs, which England lost, and strained his quadriceps during a practice session in Delhi. The duration of his rehabilitation will rule him out of the rest of the series.

Onions' last ODI was the Champions League semi-final against Australia at Centurion in October 2009. His last Test was at Newlands in January 2010.

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  • Fast_Track_Bully on October 21, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    @JG2704...sorry to see your ignorance....Zaheer was bowling in the first test and got 2 wickets in his short spell of 6 or 7 overs...that will tell everything!!!. And I do not have any doubt on Board's injury...even if he will not make much difference in the results...BUT I have doubts over Anderson...he proved to be a feast in sub-continent pitches...so, that must be the case to rest him and save his confidence for the tests...anyway, Onion cannot do any magic in India...

  • on October 21, 2011, 2:17 GMT

    Allen Donald and Andy Flower may be the best recruits for England in place of Keiswetter and Durbench.

  • Nampally on October 20, 2011, 19:15 GMT

    I don't know whether Onions will get a chance to play or just warm the bench.Replacement should answer the team deficiency as well. England really needed a top order batsman like Strauss to boost the batting. The best bowlers in the present England team have been Finn, Swann & Patel. Bopara has also the ability to keep the runs down.England need to focus on economical bowling coupled with good batting.So called youth have no experience of batting a big innings. No wonder England are losing so badly.On Indian wickets a score 0f 300 to 350 gives England a chance to defend. Otherwise just getting replacements will not help.Cook,Strauss, Trott, KP, Bell are the batsmen who can deliver. Currently Bell & Strauss are missing.Fast bowlers are no threat to the Indian batsmen.

  • JG2704 on October 20, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    @Kritika Prasad - Thankyou for your very impartial views on Englands bowlers. I will now write to the ICC and tell them that Anderson should not be at 2 and Broad should not be at 5 in the test rankings. You are partly correct about Broad being dropped from the English test series in that he was considered being left out. Being that he was probably our best bowler in the series , I'm pleased for him. The guy has a lot of character about him. Time will tell whether they can perform in the 5 day game in the subcontinent although you are probably right. In your own opinion anyway

  • AlanHarrison on October 20, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    @ Anand Dumbre: I fear we English already have plenty of experienced of what it is like to be whitewashed, and to lose players in the process: West Indies 1984 and 1986, Sri Lanka (ODI series) 2006, Australia 2006-7, India (ODI series) 2008 ...

  • JG2704 on October 20, 2011, 8:56 GMT

    Just a thought. Many Indians - and I notice Chapathishot is coming out with similar now - were saying that Broad and Anderson were being saved from a mauling rather than being genuinely injured/rested. Just a thought but could the English fans not say similar about some of the Indian players over here in England? I mean Zaheer Khan had one warm up match at Taunton and remained wicketless while his team mates took a huge total of 5 wkts for 685 runs in the whole match. H Singh went home after failing miserably. They'd have even more reason to pull out through fake injury than the English guys who were in form over the summer , knowing for sure that they couldn't be effective over here?

  • on October 20, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    @JG2704.. And yeah.. performance in one test series don't make you an *excellent* test bowler that Broad is made out to be. Oh! As far as I remember, Broad was to be left out of squad fr India vs England series after he turned out to be worst bowler against Sri Lanka in England. :D

  • on October 20, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    @ JG2704.. Excuse me? I'm talking about ODIs and even if it is about Test, believe me, they will still be mauled all over ground by India in India. Likes of Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson failed in ODIs in India. Andersen is no big deal.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 20, 2011, 4:24 GMT

    @Checks Balances, that was hilarious. hahaha! Good catch!

  • on October 19, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    I just find it funny how to me it read "... Chris Walks out of series."

  • Fast_Track_Bully on October 21, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    @JG2704...sorry to see your ignorance....Zaheer was bowling in the first test and got 2 wickets in his short spell of 6 or 7 overs...that will tell everything!!!. And I do not have any doubt on Board's injury...even if he will not make much difference in the results...BUT I have doubts over Anderson...he proved to be a feast in sub-continent pitches...so, that must be the case to rest him and save his confidence for the tests...anyway, Onion cannot do any magic in India...

  • on October 21, 2011, 2:17 GMT

    Allen Donald and Andy Flower may be the best recruits for England in place of Keiswetter and Durbench.

  • Nampally on October 20, 2011, 19:15 GMT

    I don't know whether Onions will get a chance to play or just warm the bench.Replacement should answer the team deficiency as well. England really needed a top order batsman like Strauss to boost the batting. The best bowlers in the present England team have been Finn, Swann & Patel. Bopara has also the ability to keep the runs down.England need to focus on economical bowling coupled with good batting.So called youth have no experience of batting a big innings. No wonder England are losing so badly.On Indian wickets a score 0f 300 to 350 gives England a chance to defend. Otherwise just getting replacements will not help.Cook,Strauss, Trott, KP, Bell are the batsmen who can deliver. Currently Bell & Strauss are missing.Fast bowlers are no threat to the Indian batsmen.

  • JG2704 on October 20, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    @Kritika Prasad - Thankyou for your very impartial views on Englands bowlers. I will now write to the ICC and tell them that Anderson should not be at 2 and Broad should not be at 5 in the test rankings. You are partly correct about Broad being dropped from the English test series in that he was considered being left out. Being that he was probably our best bowler in the series , I'm pleased for him. The guy has a lot of character about him. Time will tell whether they can perform in the 5 day game in the subcontinent although you are probably right. In your own opinion anyway

  • AlanHarrison on October 20, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    @ Anand Dumbre: I fear we English already have plenty of experienced of what it is like to be whitewashed, and to lose players in the process: West Indies 1984 and 1986, Sri Lanka (ODI series) 2006, Australia 2006-7, India (ODI series) 2008 ...

  • JG2704 on October 20, 2011, 8:56 GMT

    Just a thought. Many Indians - and I notice Chapathishot is coming out with similar now - were saying that Broad and Anderson were being saved from a mauling rather than being genuinely injured/rested. Just a thought but could the English fans not say similar about some of the Indian players over here in England? I mean Zaheer Khan had one warm up match at Taunton and remained wicketless while his team mates took a huge total of 5 wkts for 685 runs in the whole match. H Singh went home after failing miserably. They'd have even more reason to pull out through fake injury than the English guys who were in form over the summer , knowing for sure that they couldn't be effective over here?

  • on October 20, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    @JG2704.. And yeah.. performance in one test series don't make you an *excellent* test bowler that Broad is made out to be. Oh! As far as I remember, Broad was to be left out of squad fr India vs England series after he turned out to be worst bowler against Sri Lanka in England. :D

  • on October 20, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    @ JG2704.. Excuse me? I'm talking about ODIs and even if it is about Test, believe me, they will still be mauled all over ground by India in India. Likes of Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson failed in ODIs in India. Andersen is no big deal.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 20, 2011, 4:24 GMT

    @Checks Balances, that was hilarious. hahaha! Good catch!

  • on October 19, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    I just find it funny how to me it read "... Chris Walks out of series."

  • JG2704 on October 19, 2011, 19:19 GMT

    @Kritika Prasad - Anderson , Broad etc are more test bowlers than one day bowlers - Home or away. Re Anderson , ask the Aussie batsmen if he can only bowl at home

  • on October 19, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    @Dravid_ Gravitas. Past records? World Cup 2011 wasn't long back was it? Remember the mauling of Jimmy Anderson by not only India but likes of minnows like Ireland? And you call them improved bowlers! These English bowlers can only bowl on their home pitches. On the spin friendly tracks of India,Indian medium pacers like Vinay Kumar are better off than the likes of Broad, Andersen and what nots of England.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 19, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    @Shyam1311, agreed that the Brit pacers don't have a good record against us in India. But that record is an aberration. They have to straighten it out before they hand up their boots. Their quality can't be questioned so easily. Broad and Anderson displayed the fine art of swing and seam bowling the whole summer. Broad in particular was so disciplined and focussed; consistently pitched the ball up and the rest is history. It took the genius of a Dravid and some luck to negate him and Anderson. Why not enjoy those awesome displays instead of belittling them? Even Dravid doesn't have a great record in South Africa and to some extent in Australia and Srilanka. Does that make Dravid a dud? Stuart Broad and Anderson are vastly improved bowlers as of now. Let us not look at their past stats alone.

  • on October 19, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    now england will know what is loosing players in the middle of a series to injuries when they are white washed!!!! But onions a good addition

  • AlanHarrison on October 19, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    Unlucky for Woakes, but it's good that Graeme Onions, who has had his own serious injury concerns, will get another chance. Onions has never let England down (especially with the bat!), yet with the competition among England seamers, it was looking like it would be difficult for him to get another opportunity.

  • on October 19, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    @chapathishot.. haha! Good one ! :D The poor guy would have lost interest in Cricket altogether. The way his mates are being mauled all over the ground! Timely escape Mr.Woakes.

  • jmcilhinney on October 19, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    That's a real shame. I thought Woakes was a good chance to replace Dernbach, if not in the third match then in the fourth, if Dernbach didn't improve his performance. His inclusion would have added a bit of batting too. I don't see Onions having a great chance of getting a game unless he's really needed. Woakes would be considered an integral player for the future but Onions not so much. I guess that means Meaker is definitely next in line to get a bowl. I wonder whether it might even be worth replacing Dernbach with Borthwick.

  • Naresh28 on October 19, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    See England injuries do happen. Its not only India.

  • chapathishot on October 19, 2011, 7:21 GMT

    Smart Guy,there was a talk that he will be picked for the next matches and a career would have been ruined.Stuart Broad has some competition there,in you know what?

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  • chapathishot on October 19, 2011, 7:21 GMT

    Smart Guy,there was a talk that he will be picked for the next matches and a career would have been ruined.Stuart Broad has some competition there,in you know what?

  • Naresh28 on October 19, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    See England injuries do happen. Its not only India.

  • jmcilhinney on October 19, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    That's a real shame. I thought Woakes was a good chance to replace Dernbach, if not in the third match then in the fourth, if Dernbach didn't improve his performance. His inclusion would have added a bit of batting too. I don't see Onions having a great chance of getting a game unless he's really needed. Woakes would be considered an integral player for the future but Onions not so much. I guess that means Meaker is definitely next in line to get a bowl. I wonder whether it might even be worth replacing Dernbach with Borthwick.

  • on October 19, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    @chapathishot.. haha! Good one ! :D The poor guy would have lost interest in Cricket altogether. The way his mates are being mauled all over the ground! Timely escape Mr.Woakes.

  • AlanHarrison on October 19, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    Unlucky for Woakes, but it's good that Graeme Onions, who has had his own serious injury concerns, will get another chance. Onions has never let England down (especially with the bat!), yet with the competition among England seamers, it was looking like it would be difficult for him to get another opportunity.

  • on October 19, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    now england will know what is loosing players in the middle of a series to injuries when they are white washed!!!! But onions a good addition

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 19, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    @Shyam1311, agreed that the Brit pacers don't have a good record against us in India. But that record is an aberration. They have to straighten it out before they hand up their boots. Their quality can't be questioned so easily. Broad and Anderson displayed the fine art of swing and seam bowling the whole summer. Broad in particular was so disciplined and focussed; consistently pitched the ball up and the rest is history. It took the genius of a Dravid and some luck to negate him and Anderson. Why not enjoy those awesome displays instead of belittling them? Even Dravid doesn't have a great record in South Africa and to some extent in Australia and Srilanka. Does that make Dravid a dud? Stuart Broad and Anderson are vastly improved bowlers as of now. Let us not look at their past stats alone.

  • on October 19, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    @Dravid_ Gravitas. Past records? World Cup 2011 wasn't long back was it? Remember the mauling of Jimmy Anderson by not only India but likes of minnows like Ireland? And you call them improved bowlers! These English bowlers can only bowl on their home pitches. On the spin friendly tracks of India,Indian medium pacers like Vinay Kumar are better off than the likes of Broad, Andersen and what nots of England.

  • JG2704 on October 19, 2011, 19:19 GMT

    @Kritika Prasad - Anderson , Broad etc are more test bowlers than one day bowlers - Home or away. Re Anderson , ask the Aussie batsmen if he can only bowl at home

  • on October 19, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    I just find it funny how to me it read "... Chris Walks out of series."