Woakes re­places Stokes in Eng­land Test squad

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A left knee in­jury has ruled Eng­land all-rounder Ben Stokes out of the sec­ond Test against Sri Lanka at his home ground start­ing on Fri­day. The Eng­land and Wales Cricket Board says Stokes will see a con­sul­tant to de­cide on his re­cov­ery and whether he will be able to play in the third Test at Lord’s, which starts June 9. Stokes has been re­placed in Eng­land’s squad for the sec­ond Test at Ch­ester-le-Street by Chris Woakes, who will vie with un­capped seam bowler Jake Ball for Stokes’ spot in the team. Eng­land won the first Test at Head­in­g­ley by an in­nings and 88 runs in­side three days. Stokes jarred his knee on the sec­ond day and, af­ter try­ing to play through the pain, wasn’t able to bowl in Sri Lanka’s sec­ond in­nings.

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