England news September 10, 2015

Woakes out of rest of ODI series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chris Woakes played the first three matches of the series against Australia © Getty Images

Chris Woakes will miss the final two matches of the ODI series against Australia due to a thigh problem. The allrounder, who has had a season disrupted by injury, is expected to be fit for the start of England's tour of the UAE.

Woakes played the first three ODIs, without picking up a wicket, having previously appeared for England at the World Cup. His last Test appearance came against India in 2014.

An England statement on Twitter said: "Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the final two Royal London ODIs against Australia with a right thigh injury. He is expected to be available for selection for the Test series against Pakistan.''

It has been a frustrating year for Woakes, who had become a consistent member of the one-day side and featured in all of England's World Cup games until a metatarsal stress reaction ruled him out of the final match. He then suffered a knee problem that required surgery, meaning he missed England's tour of the West Indies and played no part in the Ashes.

England are expected to name their squads to play three Tests, four ODIs and three T20s against Pakistan in October and November next week. In the short term, Woakes' injury means Mark Wood, David Willey and Reece Topley will come into contention for the fourth ODI at Headingley on Friday.

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