London - Talismanic England all-rounder Ben Stokes and
paceman Chris Woakes will miss the remainder of the One Day International
series with Australia the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday.
Stokes' hamstring injury - which he suffered in the lead-up
to the second Test with Pakistan - the ECB says is progressing well and are
hopeful the 27-year-old will be fit for the T20 series with India next month.
England lead the five game series with Australia 2-0 with
three matches remaining.
"He can bat fully and is now able to run at 90 percent
capacity," read a statement from the ECB.
"He will commence his return to bowling programme this
"The plan is for Ben to continue his rehabilitation
programme with the England squad during the 4th and 5th ODIs (against Australia
on Thursday and Sunday) at Riverside and Old Trafford."
Woakes, 29, injured a thigh muscle during the second Test
with Pakistan at the beginning of June which the ECB say "was at least in
part due to a flare-up of a chronic right knee problem".
Aside from missing the ODI series with Australia he'll also
miss the lone Twenty20 international against Australia at Edgbaston, on June 27
and the three T20s at home to India in July.
"He (Woakes) has had an injection for the knee issue
last Monday and will now undertake a rehabilitation and conditioning programme
to address both injuries," read the ECB statement.
"A date for return cannot be specified at this stage,
but he will not be available before the India ODI series."
The three-match one-day series against India starts at Trent
Bridge, Nottingham, on July 12.