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Woakes Added To England ODI Squad

Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes has been added to England's ODI squad to take on Australia
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Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes has been added to England's One-Day International squad ahead of the five-match series against Australia.

Woakes has played one Test, 13 One-Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals, memorably marking his international debut in January 2011 by hitting the winning runs off the final ball of the first T20I between England and Australia in Adelaide.

With the likes of James Anderson and Kevin Pietersen rested for the ODI series, Woakes is expected to get another opportunity to impress alongside Steven Finn, Chris Jordan and Warwickshire team-mate Boyd Rankin.

Speaking when the ODI and T20I squads were named, National Selector Geoff Miller said: "These two series against Australia allow valuable opportunities for players to push for places in both squads and given the rivalry between the sides both series will no doubt be keenly contested."

England will hope the series, which begins on Sunday (12th January) in Melbourne, is much more keenly contested than The Ashes, in which Australia triumphed with a 5-0 whitewash.

England One-Day International squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

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