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Chris Woakes
#81
Appears to be bowling economy but he needs wickets. Anyone been down today, what was he like?
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#82
Yes I did just for an hour looked good just no wicket taking balls.
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#83
Apparently had two catches dropped off his bowling
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#84
I know it is tantamount to heresy to say the following on this site but I don't see Chris Woakes as a Test Match bowler. I think he's plenty good enough to worry county batsmen for years to come but I'm not sure he has the pace to trouble the very best batsmen in a five day match. His bowling is kind of Jon Lewis - handful in the county game but not Test Match quality.

I rejoice in this because it means he will be available for Warwickshire and we can rely on him being MVP for a long time.
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#85
I agree that he's never going to be picked as one of the three seamers but he could be the allrounder in the team but needs to bat high up the Warwickshire order and score a stack of runs.

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GrizzlyBear
#86
not easy to get in England side Onions, not picked in test side, drove up m1 and took 9 and apparently effected a run out v notts
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(16-08-2012, 08:54 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: I know it is tantamount to heresy to say the following on this site but I don't see Chris Woakes as a Test Match bowler. I think he's plenty good enough to worry county batsmen for years to come but I'm not sure he has the pace to trouble the very best batsmen in a five day match. His bowling is kind of Jon Lewis - handful in the county game but not Test Match quality.

I rejoice in this because it means he will be available for Warwickshire and we can rely on him being MVP for a long time.

I think if his batting continues to improve as it has done in the last 2 years then in two years' time he could be batting at 6 and providing England with the 4th seamer option they need but can't find.

Like you, I don't see him as an out-and-out Test Match bowler, but he could mature into a very fine all-rounder.
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#88
Chris Woakes heads to Wellington for the winter:
http://www.sportinglife.com/cricket/news...for-woakes?
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Jane
#89
I'm a bit disappointed that James Harris is going to replace Stuart Broad in the England T20 squad - but I guess he is on hand in India. I just thought that Chris Woakes would have been ahead of him in the pecking order.
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#90
Good to see Chris Woakes back in the England one-day squad:
http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/18/crocked-st...a-3322134/?
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#91
i didn't know he was a left handed bowler...

http://www.cricketwellington.co.nz/playe...oakes.aspx

maybe he is like a switch hitter in baseball
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#92
Very peculiar - Chris is selected to play ODIs in India and then isn't included for the ODI squad in NZ where he has been earning his living for the past few weeks. Local knowledge spurned?
Most odd.

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#93
Maybe something to do with his workload again? Surely he would at least be in the England Lions squad otherwise?
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#94
(24-12-2012, 01:08 AM)Exiled Bear Wrote: Maybe something to do with his workload again? Surely he would at least be in the England Lions squad otherwise?

You mean a bit like Kevin Pietersen being rested because of workload worries before [he goes off to IPL] - sorry, that should be "a demanding summer schedule."
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#95
Surely KP would be better having a rest and playing four day cricket in English conditions than playing in a logal slog league?
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#96
Somewhat puzzling treatment of Woakes this winter, I agree. An interesting comparison is with James Vince, who is selected for the Lions. First Class batting average of 31, 5 centuries. Wokes averages 38 with 7 centuries.

Backing the wrong horse, for the wrong thing.
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#97
Woakes in the squads for New Zealand tour. Only 4 players doing that. Reckon he has a decent chance of playing too.
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#98
Yes and Kim predicted it back in October so well done Kim

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#99
I think this reporter is mistaken. Surely Paul Collingwood said Woakes not Stokes. It must be his accent

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket...paign=1490

Surely no better player to be a new England no 6 than Woakes?

He could bat at 4 / 5 for some of the lesser test nations!
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I'm really concerned that Chris's bowling hasn't progressed as it needs to if he is to establish himself in the England side in any format. He has looked really harmless today. Even if his batting continues to improve, he is really going to struggle to hold on to a place. Could be time for some further input from Graeme Welch.
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