Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the remainder of England’s one-day international series against Australia, Sky Sports reports. The Warwickshire seam bowler, who played in the first three games of the five-match series without taking a wicket, has damaged his right thigh muscle.
The injury is not expected to keep him out of contention for the upcoming Tests against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Woakes’ absence could mean a recall for Mark Wood, who played in the opening game, when the series resumes at Headingley on Friday morning with England 2-1 down.
Left-armers David Willey and Reece Topley, both of whom were picked for this month’s one-off Twenty20 international, are other options.