Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn has been called up by the England cricket team to replace the injured Chris Woakes in their squad. Woakes was earlier ruled out from the ICC Champions Trophy after injuring himself in England’s opening game against Bangladesh. He could only bowl two overs in the match and further scans revealed that he had suffered a side strain.
Steven Finn has had a fairly inconsistent career representing the English team. He has always been regarded as a big prospect by the English fans but has struggled for consistency, being in and out of the squad. But England have decided to put faith in him once again, deciding him to call him up instead of the experienced Stuart Broad and highly promising prospects such as Tom Curran and Toby Roland-Jones.
Finn, despite being called up to the squad is unlikely to make the playing XI with England likely to bring in leg-spinner Adil Rashid back into the lineup in their second clash of the ICC Champions Trophy clash New Zealand. The third seamer spot is likely to be a straight contest between David Willey and Jake Ball.
Woakes will now be hoping that he completely recovers from his injury before England’s crucial Test series against South Africa which starts in July. England too will be hoping that he recovers as he has become a crucial member of the squad over the past couple of years.