Friday 14 March 2014 

Stokes Out, Woakes In For England

Ben Stokes plays a shot
Ben Stokes will miss the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh due to a fractured wrist
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Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with a fractured wrist and will be replaced in England's squad by Chris Woakes.

All-rounder Stokes fractured his wrist after striking a locker in frustration following his dismissal in the third Twenty20 International against the West Indies in Barbados.

Woakes, who has played four Twenty20 Internationals for his country, is the second player to be added to England's initial 15-man squad after county team-mate Ian Bell was drafted in to replace Joe Root, who has a fractured thumb.

"I am really disappointed to be missing out on going to a World T20 with England - it was a huge error in judgement following a frustrating tour for me and I deeply regret my behaviour," Stokes said.

"I would like to wish the team all the very best in Bangladesh," he added.

England New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and a qualifier (either Ireland, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates or Zimbabwe) in the group stage.

England ICC World Twenty20 squad: Stuart Broad (captain), Eoin Morgan (vice-captain), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright

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