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England seamer Chris Woakes doubtful for first two Tests against South Africa

The Test series, which starts from July 6 at Lord`s, holds immense importance to the English side as South Africa have won both of the last Test series played between the two teams in England.

ICC Champions Trophy: England's Steven Finn eager to seize chance after replacing injured Chris Woakes

Finn could well go straight into England`s XI in Cardiff if, as happened against Bangladesh, they opt to play just the one spinner.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steven Finn replaces injured Chris Woakes in England's squad

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steven Finn replaces injured Chris Woakes in England's squad

Finn has played only four ODIs since September 2015, three of which came against the West Indies earlier this year.

ICC Champions Trophy: English all-rounder Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament with left side strain

ICC Champions Trophy: English all-rounder Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament with left side strain

Woakes, who was one of the key bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), was also a vital cog in the English squad.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Hosts England face anxious Chris Woakes wait

Morgan, however, was proud of the way England`s attack coped with Woakes`s absence.

IPL 2017, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians — Players to watch out for

IPL 2017, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians — Players to watch out for

Rohit Sharma, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes and Jasprit Bumrah will play vital roles for their respective sides at Eden Gardens tonight.

WATCH: Glenn Maxwell's third consecutive six attempt thwarted by Chris Woakes stunner

WATCH: Glenn Maxwell's third consecutive six attempt thwarted by Chris Woakes stunner

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav returned decent figures of 2/34 as the Gautam Gambhir-led side never let the Punjab batsmen pull away.

IPL10: We all still firmly believe that we can finish in top two, says confident Chris Woakes

IPL10: We all still firmly believe that we can finish in top two, says confident Chris Woakes

A top-two finish in the league gives a team two chances to make it to the final as they are entitled to play Qualifiers. The third and fourth teams are engaged in an Eliminator.

IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir asked us to show intent against RCB's batting line-up, says Chris Woakes

IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir asked us to show intent against RCB's batting line-up, says Chris Woakes

"Coulter-Nile and Umesh got to swing the ball up front. When I came on, it did not swing but a little bit of movement off the length. If you hit the areas, more often than not it puts the batsmen under pressure especially when wickets are falling around," Woakes said.

IPL 2017: Classic Yuvraj Singh show enthralls packed Eden Gardens — VIDEOS

IPL 2017: Classic Yuvraj Singh show enthralls packed Eden Gardens — VIDEOS

Yuvraj, 35, faced 16 balls to score 26 runs, which included two two fours and two hits over the boundary.

2nd ODI: England beat West Indies by four wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead in series

2nd ODI: England beat West Indies by four wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead in series

Responding to the home side`s total of 225 all out off 47.5 overs, the tourists reached 226 for six off 48.2 overs to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead with the final match to be played in Barbados.

IPL 2017: Chris Woakes, Trent Boult will make big impact for KKR, says Manish Pandey

IPL 2017: Chris Woakes, Trent Boult will make big impact for KKR, says Manish Pandey

Pandey, who holds the record of the first Indian to score a ton in the IPL, added that it is a boon to be getting to play on the Eden track ahead of IPL as it will help him to understand how the pitch is behaving.

Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes to skip Ireland ODIs; wil instead play 14 IPL games

Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes to skip Ireland ODIs; wil instead play 14 IPL games

Eoin Morgan (KXIP), Jason Roy (Gujarat Lions) and Sam Billings (Delhi Daredevils) will be returning after the April matches get over

10th edition of Indian Premier League will be better than other editions, says Rajeev Shukla

10th edition of Indian Premier League will be better than other editions, says Rajeev Shukla

 England's Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills got a whopping Rs 14.5 crore and Rs 12 crore deal from Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore 

Indian Premier League: Could England's Ben Stokes be tournament's next auctioned millionaire?

Indian Premier League: Could England's Ben Stokes be tournament's next auctioned millionaire?

All-rounders Stokes and Woakes are in the highest bracket of Rs.2 crores, as is Eion Morgan.

IND vs ENG: Asking Chris Woakes to bowl last over was not plot to protect Stokes, clarifies Eoin Morgan

IND vs ENG: Asking Chris Woakes to bowl last over was not plot to protect Stokes, clarifies Eoin Morgan

Less than a year ago, there was heartbreak for England when the West Indies, needing 19 from last over to win the World Twenty20 title, sealed the issue with Carlos Brathwaite smacking Stokes for four successive sixes.

WATCH: MS Dhoni's infectious smile after hitting Chris Woakes for huge six

WATCH: MS Dhoni's infectious smile after hitting Chris Woakes for huge six

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit as many as six sixes during his 134-run knock against England in the second ODI on Thursday in Cuttack.

WATCH: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's another spot on DRS call; saves Yuvraj Singh this time

WATCH: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's another spot on DRS call; saves Yuvraj Singh this time

Dhoni, from the non-striker's end, suggested Yuvraj take the review. 

WATCH: Chris Woakes cannot believe it as MS Dhoni hammers massive six over midwicket

WATCH: Chris Woakes cannot believe it as MS Dhoni hammers massive six over midwicket

He and another 35-year-old Yuvraj Singh stitched a huge 256-run fourth-wicket stand in 38.2 overs after India were reduced to 25/3 inside the first five overs.