Chris Woakes out of Champions Trophy

Chris Woakes out of Champions Trophy

LONDON –  England’s all-rounder Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy matches with a side strain, ECB announced Friday.

Woakes could only bowl two overs in the game against Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursday when he had to leave the field for the rest of the match.

“A scan has confirmed that Chris Woakes sustained a left side strain in yesterday’s ICC Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh,” said an England and Wales Cricket Board statement.

“The injury means Woakes will miss the rest of England’s participation in the Champions Trophy.”

The ECB statement added: “An update on a replacement for the seamer for the remainder of the tournament will follow in due course.”

England’s defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Oval on Thursday before leaving the field and played no further part in the match.

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