England's Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament with strain

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England all-rounder Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy after a scan revealed he has sustained a side strain.
Woakes, who has played 63 one-day internationals, bowled two overs in the eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday before leaving the field.
Speaking on Friday after being ruled out, Woakes said: “More than anything, it’s really frustrating.”
England’s next game in the tournament is against New Zealand on June 6.
“An update on a replacement for the remainder of the tournament will follow in due course,” said the ECB.
Woakes is England’s highest-placed bowler in the International Cricket Council’s one-day international rankings at seventh.
The 28-year-old has taken 89 wickets at an average of 31.60 and an economy rate of 5.58, while he has scored 800 runs for his country in one-day internationals at an average of exactly 25 and a strike rate of 86.86.
“It’s a tough one to take, right at the start of a tournament which we have been building up to as a team for a while,” he added.
“We’ve had our eyes on the Champions Trophy for a while now as a team and we were coming into the tournament in good form.
“The toughest thing as a bowler is having to come off after only bowling a couple of overs.
“Leaving the guys out there with almost 10 men is difficult to take, so I’m really pleased the boys managed to get over the line with a win.”
Woakes did not feature in the second and third one-day internationals against South Africa last month because of a thigh problem and despite a Test series against the Proteas set for next month, he says he isn’t going to put a timescale on his recovery. (BBC Sport)

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