Ben Stokes & Chris Woakes: England all-rounders set to miss Australia ODIs

Chris Woakes (left) and Ben Stokes
Woakes (left) is expected to be out for longer than Stokes

England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes are set to miss the remaining three one-dayers in the five-match series against Australia.

Stokes tore his left hamstring before the second Test with Pakistan and will be with the squad for the fourth and fifth ODIs but is unlikely to play.

It is hoped the 27-year-old will face India in a Twenty20 series from 3 July.

Woakes, 29, has a right quad tear and will be out until at least the ODIs against India, which start on 12 July.

The Warwickshire player was injured during the second Test against Pakistan earlier this month, and the problem is related to a chronic right knee issue, for which he has had an injection.

Durham's Stokes can bat fully and run at 90% capacity. He will start bowling again this week.

England are 2-0 up in the five-match series against Australia before they play the tourists in a T20 match.

They will then host India for three T20s, three ODIs and a five-match Test series.

'It feels like a million dollars'

Woakes hopes to be fit in time for the first ODI at Nottingham's Trent Bridge.

"Fingers crossed I can play some cricket before then, so I'm ready," he said.

"I've had the same problem for about eight or nine years, and it's been niggling away at me. I don't know what the definition of 'chronic' is, but it doesn't really stop me playing cricket.

"It just flares up - and during Headingley it felt sore - but compared to a couple of weeks ago, it now feels like a million dollars."

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