Chris Woakes suffers crack in right thumb

The England team's injury woes continued as all-rounder Chris Woakes was diagnosed with a small crack in his right thumb sustained while batting in the third Test in Mohali.

Chris Woakes also has a sore knee.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

The England team's injury woes continued as all-rounder Chris Woakes was diagnosed with a small crack in his right thumb sustained while batting in the third Test in Mohali.

Woakes was struck on the thumb when he tried to fend off a short ball from pacer Mohammed Shami during England's second innings of the Test, in which the visitors went down by eight wickets on Tuesday.

Woakes went for an X-ray after the game which showed what the England management are describing as a "tiny crack," according to an espncricinfo report.

In addition to the thumb injury, the 27-year-old also has a sore knee, which further dents his prospects for the fourth Test, starting from December 8 in Mumbai.

England announced replacements for Haseeb Hameed who is returning to England for an operation on his hand on Wednesday. Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson have been drafted into the side. Zafar Ansari also sustained a back injury.