Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 9:33
Tamim went on to make 128 as Bangladesh finished with 6/305, but Stokes had the last laugh as an unbeaten Joe Root century guided England to an eight-wicket victory, the highest ever run chase in a Champions Trophy match.
And he will now miss the remainder of the tournament and England will call up a replacement.
Shortly after his stint in India ended, Woakes participated in the first ODI of the 3-match series between England and South Africa.
Medium pacer Plunkett was the pick of the bowlers for England, taking four wickets in his 10 overs and conceding 59 runs.
England now have two days off before gathering in Cardiff on Sunday, ahead of their second game of the tournament, against New Zealand on Tuesday.
"Side strains are a big confidence thing".
Asked why spinner Adil Rashid was left out, Morgan said: "We felt given the opposition playing against Bangladesh, they probably would have preferred to play against a lot more spin, as opposed to four quicks, and obviously Ben". Woakes was forced off the field after bowling just two overs, and did not return.
England are yet to announce a replacement for Woakes, but in the meantime, Liam Plunkett says he is ready to take on the responsibility of bowling at the death after stepping into his injured team-mate's role against Bangladesh. They are optimistic that Joe Root, who made an ODI-best 133 not out against Bangladesh, will be fit for that match.
Opener Alex Hales also starred with the bat as he played a knock of 95 runs off just 86 balls besides sharing a pivotal 158-run stand with Root before falling victim to Sabbir Rahman's delivery.
Morgan's opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza conceded Tamim and Mushfiqur's dismissals to consecutive balls from Plunkett in the 45th over proved highly significant - because a total of 330 plus appeared in the offing up until then.
"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".
Even so, 305 was Bangladesh's highest score against England, in its first one-day worldwide on English soil in seven years.
"I thought he was terribly unlucky today", said Morgan after Roy was superbly caught at short fine leg off an attempted ramp shot.