Jake Ball in as Chris Woakes Set to Miss First Part of Australia ODI Series

Jake Ball in as Chris Woakes Set to Miss First Part of Australia ODI Series
Jake Ball in as Chris Woakes Set to Miss First Part of Australia ODI Series
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Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball has been drafted into England’s ODI squad for the Royal London series against Australia as cover for all-rounder Chris Woakes.

Woakes, who will be unavailable for the first part of the series with a right quad strain, joins Ben Stokes (left hamstring tear) on the injured list. Both players have commenced their injury rehab programmes and will be hoping to respond to treatment with the aim of featuring in the latter stages of the series.

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.

England ODI squad versus Australia

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
Sam Billings (Kent)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
Ben Stokes (Durham) – unavailable for the first part of the series due to injury
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) – unavailable for the first part of the series due to injury
Mark Wood (Durham)