Jake Ball To Replace Injured Chris Woakes For Australia ODI Series
Jake Ball has been drafted into the squad after Chris Woakes was sidelined due to a right quad strain.
Jake Ball included in England's squad for ODI series against Australia
Ball has been roped in as cover for all-rounder Chris Woakes
Injured Woakes will be unavailable for the first part of the series
Nottinghamshire fast bowler Jake Ball was called up for the England One-day International (ODI) squad for the series against Australia as cover for injured all-rounder Chris Woakes, who is suffering from a right quad strain and will miss the one-off ODI against Scotland on Sunday and the first part of the Australia series. Woakes joined Ben Stokes (left hamstring tear) on the injured list. "Both players have commenced their injury rehabilitation programmes and will be hoping to respond to treatment with the aim of featuring in the later stages of the series," an England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) release stated.
Ball, 27, last played for England at the start of the year in Perth and was an integral member of the squad that defeated Australia 4-1 in the series Down Under.
The first ODI against Australia will be played on June 13 at The Oval before the action moves to Cardiff (June 16), Trent Bridge (June 19), Chester-le-Street (June 21) and the final at Manchester on June 24.
England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood.
(With IANS Inputs)