Chris Woakes set for England call-up if T20 Blast injury return goes well

England have seen a lot of their seamers sidelined by injury this year, with some players ruled out before the India series began and others suffering injuries during the series.

Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the rest of the year with a recurring elbow problem, Olly Stone is also unlikely play again this year having been sidelined with a stress fracture and all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently taking an indefinite break from the sport.

Stuart Broad suffered a calf tear in preparation for the second Test at Lord's which has ruled him out of the rest of the India series, while Mark Wood missed the third Test with a shoulder problem.

Chris Woakes has also been struggling with a heel injury and has not featured for England so far this summer.

However, he is reportedly set to be named in England's Test squad for the fourth Test at the Oval.

Woakes has been named in the Birmingham Bears' 14-man squad for their T20 Blast quarter-final clash against the Kent Spitfires and, provided his injury does not flare up, the Evening Standard report that he will be added to England's Test squad.

Wicketkeeper Ben Foakes is also closing in on a return from injury, having torn his hamstring back in May after a freak accident.

Foakes was in line to keep wicket for England in their series against New Zealand, but he slipped in his socks while in the dressing room at the Oval after Surrey's drawn County Championship clash with Middlesex.

He was ruled out for three months and is now back in training with Surrey in the hope of playing a part in their remaining County Championship games.

With current England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler expecting the birth of his second child next month, he could miss one of the remaining Tests against India.

However, it is unlikely that Foakes would be deemed fit enough to replace him, with Jonny Bairstow more likely to take the gloves instead.

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