In August 2006, Chris Woakes made his First-Class start for Warwickshire against a visiting West Indies 'A' team in Birmingham. He made news two years later when he topped his team's bowling rankings for the season, taking 42 wickets at an average of 20.57. His outstanding performances earned him a spot in the England Lions team as well as a spot in the preliminary World T20 team for 2009.
In the same year, Woakes bowled for the England Lions in a warm-up match against the West Indies, taking 6/43 in the first innings. Woakes is a highly capable batter as well as a wicket-taker with the ball. He has made a few First-Class century, the most memorable of which being an undefeated 131 versus Hampshire. He also established a huge 222-run collaboration for the ninth wicket with Jonathan Trott throughout that innings. In January 2011, he made his maiden international debut in the shortest version of the game, a T20I against England and Australia.
Woakes made his Test debut at The Oval against the visiting Australians in the Ashes in August 2013 when Tim Bresnan suffered an injury. Following that, he featured a few county matches before heading to Australia to play for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. He then joined the England Lions in Sri Lanka to play some First-Class cricket against Sri Lanka 'A'. Woakes was called in as a substitute for Ben Stokes, who was hurt smashing a door in the dressing room after getting bowled cheaply in a T20I in the West Indies.
Woakes has been excellent since his comeback to the national team. For the home series against India, he was even called up to the Test squad. Woakes was England's go-to bowler in the ODIs that followed. He was the spearhead of the attack in Sri Lanka because to the absence of James Anderson and Stuart Broad owing to injury, and he enhanced his reputation by taking 14 wickets in the seven-match series.
Despite having a very decent campaign on a personal level, England would fall out in the group stages of the 2015 World Cup, which would be a massive disappointment. Then came the Ashes, where Woakes was forced to sit out the summer due to England's already star-studded bowling attack having no vacancies. He'd been doing a good job, but there hadn't been any truly outstanding performances that made him untouchable. He came in and out of the side in the next ODI series, when the Three Lions were defeated by a score of 2-3.
There are times in a player's career that define it and change it forever. Pakistan's trip might be the final straw. Despite the fact that England was on the losing end of the outcome. Woakes had a successful IPL 2017 when England let its players to compete in the lucrative competition. He was a key element of the Kolkata Knight Riders' pace battery, assisting the team in transitioning from a slow-low to a pacy-bouncy track at Eden Gardens.
Despite several excellent performances during his career, Woakes' data reveal a major flaw: his performances away from home. This was evident throughout his visits to South Africa and India, despite expectations that he would repair the damage sooner rather than later. In 2017, he had a decent year at home against South Africa and the West Indies, but he struggled badly on the road in the Ashes. Woakes, like many of his other fast bowlers, appears to rely heavily on circumstances that promote movement.
Chris Woakes Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 6’1”
- Weight: 80 kilograms
- Eye colour: Grey
- Hair colour: Brown
Chris Woakes Family
Born on 2nd March 1989 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Chris Woakes age is 32. Roger Woakes is Chris Woakes father
and Elaine Woakes is Chris Woakes mother
. He has a brother too, David Woakes.
Amie Louise Woakes is Chris Woakes wife
. The couple got marries on 10th February 2017.
Chris Woakes Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million - $3 Million. Chris Woakes IPL price 2020 & 2021 was Rs. 15,000,000.
Chris Woakes Records
- In an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2016, he became the top run scorer with 95 runs at No. 8 batting.
- He became the first England bowler to take 11 wickets in a Test match against Pakistan.
Chris Woakes Awards
- The Professional Cricketers' Association “Player of the Year” honours went to Chris Woakes and Sarah Glenn.