Chris Woakes

Country: England
Born: March 02, 1989, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Chris Woakes Bio

Christopher Roger Woakes, commonly known as Chris Woakes, is a prominent cricketer from England. Born on March 2, 1989, in Birmingham, England, Woakes has emerged as an influential all-rounder, known for his exceptional bowling and batting skills.

Woakes’ journey into professional cricket began at a young age. He made his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2006, when he was just 17 years old. Despite his youth, Woakes showcased remarkable control and swing with the ball, quickly establishing himself as a dependable bowler for his team. His unflappable temperament and consistent performances earned him a reputation as one of the most promising players in county cricket.

In 2010, Woakes was selected to represent the England Lions on their tour of the West Indies. He impressed the selectors with his skills and was subsequently called up to the national team. His international debut came in a T20 match against Australia in Adelaide in January 2011. Woakes demonstrated his composure under pressure by hitting the winning runs in a nail-biting victory. A few weeks later, he achieved remarkable figures of 6 for 45 in an ODI match against Australia in Brisbane, becoming the second-best figures by an Englishman in ODIs at that time.

Throughout his career, Woakes has faced ups and downs. While he continued to excel in county cricket, earning numerous accolades, his journey at the international level had its challenges. He made sporadic appearances for England, primarily in limited-overs formats, before finally making his Test debut during the 2013 Ashes series. Woakes showed promise but struggled to cement his place due to injuries and competition within the team.

However, fate gave Woakes another chance in 2016 when he was called back into the Test squad to face Sri Lanka. His remarkable career-best figures of 9 for 36 in a county match against Durham convinced the selectors to include him in the playing XI. Woakes seized this opportunity to shine, delivering outstanding performances with both bat and ball. He achieved his maiden Test half-century at Lord’s and followed it up with an unbeaten 95 in an ODI match against Sri Lanka, which played a crucial role in England’s tie. At Lord’s, he became the first England bowler since Ian Botham to take a five-wicket haul in each innings of a Test match at the ground. Woakes’ impactful contributions led him to be honored as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

Woakes’ success continued to flourish, and in 2019, he played a vital role in England’s historic World Cup win. His exceptional new-ball spell in the semi-final against Australia helped reduce their opponents to 14 for 3, giving England a significant advantage. Woakes’ aptitude with the Kookaburra ball during tours of New Zealand and South Africa further solidified his place as a key player in the team.

In 2020, Woakes was honored with the PCA Player of the Year award, a testament to his consistent performances in Test cricket. He excelled in a series against West Indies and Pakistan, showcasing his all-round abilities. Notably, he scored a crucial unbeaten 84 to secure a fourth-innings chase of 277 against Pakistan at Old Trafford.

Chris Woakes’ journey is a testament to persistence and determination. From battling injuries and setbacks to becoming a crucial member of the England cricket team, he has carved a name for himself as one of the finest all-rounders in the modern era. With his skill, versatility, and unwavering commitment to the sport, Woakes continues to be a vital asset for England in their quest for success.

Chris Woakes Career Stats

Chris Woakes Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 48 79 15 1754 137* 27.4 3306 53.05 1 6 225 7 20 0
T20Is 33 17 8 147 37 16.33 117 125.64 0 0 9 7 12 0
ODIs 122 88 24 1524 95* 23.81 1710 89.12 0 6 118 21 50 0
FC 167 249 53 6422 152* 32.76 - - 10 25 - - 68 0
List A 204 141 40 2265 95* 22.42 2530 89.52 0 7 175 34 67 0
T20s 157 94 48 1008 57* 21.91 768 131.25 0 2 82 34 59 0

Chris Woakes Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 48 91 8569 4341 149 6/17 11/102 29.13 3.03 57.5 4 5 1
T20Is 33 33 611 822 31 3/4 3/4 26.51 8.07 19.7 0 0 0
ODIs 122 118 5737 5193 173 6/45 6/45 30.01 5.43 33.1 11 3 0
FC 167 297 28511 14554 573 9/36 11/97 25.39 3.06 49.7 22 22 4
List A 204 197 9005 8169 251 6/45 6/45 32.54 5.44 35.8 13 3 0
T20s 157 154 3083 4207 169 4/21 4/21 24.89 8.18 18.2 1 0 0

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