Chris Woakes, England all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: With disciplined bowling and handy batting skills, Woakes is an excellent addition to XI

When it comes to ODI cricket, bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes is very much one of the first names England will choose.

Peter Miller, May 12, 2019 17:33:36 IST

For a long time Chris Woakes was seen as the all-round hope for England. In first-class cricket, he has almost 6,000 runs at an average of 35 and is closing in on 500 wickets at 25.

File image of Chris Woakes. Reuters

File image of Chris Woakes. Reuters

Ben Stokes has overtaken him in Tests, but in ODI cricket he has been the far more consistent player of the two. He has 116 wickets in ODIs at an average of 31 and more than 1,000 runs at 26. He has been the leader of this England ODI attack for a good while now and has relished the role.

It was from 2016 onwards that he really seemed to find his feet in international cricket, with a spell in the Test side which saw him make a hundred in that format and take figures of 11/105 in a match against Pakistan at Lord’s. It was that golden summer that saw him make a brilliant 95 not out in an ODI to see England to victory from 92/6 to chase down 287 for victory.

He is no longer an automatic selection in England’s Test team, but when it comes to ODI cricket he is very much one of the first names England will choose. He has enough pace to keep batsmen honest, has control over his line and length and is capable of variations which can take wickets. Combine with that his undoubted ability with the bat in hand, England have an excellent player in their ranks.

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Updated Date: May 12, 2019 17:37:56 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254