Ankle injury forces pacer Ball out of England's tour game

Vivian Richards said that Stokes confidence is going to be crucial Down Under

Chris Woakes ripped through the Cricket Australia XI top order to put England on course for victory in their tour match at the Adelaide Oval after the tourists had collapsed on day three.

Garton had been due to arrive with the Lions party, who are also touring Australia, on Tuesday but he will now travel on an earlier flight.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the contingency in a statement.

George Garton, the Sussex left-arm fast bowler, has been called up as cover for England's final warm-up match ahead of the Ashes, against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville next week, after scans revealed that Jake Ball has suffered a ligament strain in his right ankle.

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Ball will play no further part in the day-night warm-up match, with a scan in Adelaide on Friday confirming that the injury is serious enough to keep him out of action for at least the next week.

The selectors have called up England Lions and Sussex seamer George Garton.

He made his first-team debut at the beginning of the 2016 season, and since then has played eight first-class, ten one-day and twelve T20 matches for Sussex, taking 46 wickets across all formats.

England's concerns about their fast bowling stocks will be somewhat alleviated by the performance of Woakes but concerns remain about the fragility of their batting and the fourth seamer role likely to be filled by Jake Ball if he recovers from an ankle knock or bolters Overton and Tom Curran.

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