England and Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes’ right quad tear, which he sustained at Emerald Headingley in the second Test against Pakistan earlier this month, was at least in part due to a flare-up of a chronic right knee problem.
With fans concerned that England’s hopes may be all but over in the second Ashes test, bookmakers now expect the selectors to ring the changes, with Ben Stokes a possibility to add a bit of punch to the squad.
Concern Mounting for England in Ashes build up Starc's twin hat-trick in Sheffield Shield will do little to help the cause of the English side which is already plaguing with injuries. Although England completed a comfortable win in the practice match against Cricket Australia XI, all is certainly not well for the English side.
England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan came in support of the decision to rest Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes for the one-off Twenty20 International against West Indies to be played on Saturday in Chester-le-Street.