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Chris Woakes

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Full Name: Christopher Roger Woakes
Born: March 2 1989 , Birmingham
Country: England
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19, MCC, Herefordshire, Sydney Thunder, Wellington
Test debut: England v Australia, The Oval, Aug 21-25 2013
ODI debut: Australia v England, Sydney, Jan 23 2011
T20 debut: Australia v England, Adelaide, Jan 12 2011
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium fast


Woakes is a hugely talented seam bowling all-rounder who won senior England honours aged 21. His first-class debut came for Warwickshire in 2006 against West Indies A, but he had to wait until the latter part of the 2007 season to get his second chance. Woakes soon became a star performer for the county and, after a string of impressive performances, was rewarded for his consistently strong displays with a place in the England Performance Programme squad to tour Australia over the winter. He then received his first senior call-up for the limited-overs series that followed the Ashes, ...

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