Finn steps in to fill Woakes void

'Finn's experience will come handy' (1:50)

Ajit Agarkar and Stephen Fleming react to Steven Finn's inclusion in England's Champions Trophy, because of the injury to Chris Woakes (1:50)

Steven Finn won't be worrying too much about his economy rate if he gets his Champions Trophy chance against New Zealand on Tuesday having been confirmed as Chris Woakes' replacement.

Woakes was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a side strain in the opening game against Bangladesh at The Oval. He managed just two overs before leaving the field.

Finn was the most significant omission from the original 15-man squad and was called up for the final ODI against South Africa at Lord's last week. He has since played two matches for England Lions against South Africa A in which he has taken five wickets.

Finn, who has 102 ODI wickets from 69 matches, will immediately come into the reckoning for a place in the XI against New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday with a number of England's other pace resources under scrutiny.

Jake Ball has conceded over 80 in two of his last three outings while David Willey struggled to make the white ball swing in his one outing against South Africa. There also remain question marks over Ben Stokes' ability to get through 10 overs due to his ongoing knee problem and Finn believes he can boost England's wicket-taking threat.

"Taking wickets is always something I try to do. I never take a backward step and try to be negative or defensive," he said. "I think trying to take wickets is the mantra we have tried to adopt as a one-day bowling side and I can help that.

"I think I've got a good record in one-day cricket. I think I am slightly taller than the other guys and can therefore get a bit more bounce. I've played a lot of ODIs. There is experience there. I think we have got a really well balanced squad and hopefully my personal attributes can bring something to that."

England could be keen to retain the balance of five quick bowlers alongside Moeen Ali because of the short, straight boundaries in Cardiff which make it a challenge for spinners. In their previous two ODIs at the ground they played just one frontline spinner - Adil Rashid against Sri Lanka and Liam Dawson against Pakistan - so Rashid, who was omitted against Bangladesh, could be sidelined again.

Finn was part of the three-match one-day series in West Indies during March which were his first ODIs in 18 months. He admitted feeling a little pressure during Saturday's Lions match before getting the tap on the shoulder from national selector James Whitaker to confirm his call and also revealed he had to shake off a stiff back in recent days.

"It was just a case of making sure my back was 100%. It was a result of doing a bit of travel and bowling on top of each other in the last few days. I knew that James Whitaker and [selector] Mick Newell were there watching me. You feel that pressure I suppose knowing that they are watching you to call you up for this game. But that is no different from every time I pull on an England or Lions shirt."

Finn was always the frontrunner to replace Woakes although Toby Roland-Jones, who made his debut against South Africa, and Surrey's Tom Curran could have been other options.