England in India 2011-12 October 19, 2011

Chris Woakes out of series with thigh injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Manesh 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...

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Ashok 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.

  • John 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

  • Alan 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 ...

  • John 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?

  • Dummy4 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

  • Dummy4 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.

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

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

  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2011, 22:47 GMT

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

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