“It was like facing 90mph leg-breaks,” Paul Collingwood said after Christopher Roger Woakes (or Chris Woakes) claimed his career best figures of 9/35 against Durham in 2016. This presented him a second opportunity to shine in Test Cricket after he had played only 6 test matches since his debut in 2013.
Chris Woakes was born in Birmingham on 2 March 1989 and lives there with his family.
Woakes, a right-arm medium fast bowler, is also a handy lower order batsman. He is amongst the 10 players in World Cricket to have registered their name on the Lord’s honours board for both batting and bowling.
Woakes made his first-class debut at the age of 17 and by the time he was 20, the fast bowler was topping the charts for bowling stats. But he had to wait to reach to the top at international level.
He was expected to lead England’s bowling attack in the ICC Champions Trophy, but had to pull off within the first two overs due to injury. He, however has played an important role in England’s triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
He plays county cricket for Warwickshire. In IPL, Woakes played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2017 season before playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) under Virat Kohli. He was, however, unsold in the 2019 IPL auction. He has also played a season for Sydney Thunders in the Big Bash League.
|Wife||Amie Louise Woakes|
|Major Teams represented||England national team, Warwickshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sydney Thunder|