6 Jan 2014

Woakes joins England cricket team

3:16 pm on 6 January 2014

The England cricketers have added allrounder Chris Woakes to their squad for the upcoming one-day series against Australia.

The tourists will get a welcome influx of new faces as they try to move on from their whitewash with an improved showing in the shorter formats.

Woakes - the 24-year-old who made his Test debut in the final match of the Ashes series last year - will now be among them.

Woakes has been playing for Sydney in the Big Bash Twenty20 League.

The five-match one-day series starts at the MCG on Sunday.

Stars Kevin Pietersen and James Anderson are among those Test players not taking part in the limited-overs series.