Chris Woakes last played international cricket in the third Test against West Indies, led by Kraigg Brathwaite, a couple of months ago.
Chris Woakes of England. Courtesy: Reuters
- Woakes last played in the Test series against West Indies
- Woakes is currently recovering from a knee injury
- England are set to lock horns with New Zealand in a three-match Test series
Warwickshire head coach Mark Robinson said that there’s no update on when Chris Woakes will get back to full fitness after suffering from a knee injury. The 33-year-old was earlier ruled out of England’s upcoming Test match against New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
However, despite the injury, Woakes sounded optimistic about making a comeback in the upcoming Test series against the Black Caps. The Birmingham-born cricketer last played international cricket in the third Test against Kraigg Brathwaite’s West Indies at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
NO TIMESCALE FOR WOAKES
Robinson said that Woakes has faced quite a bit of trouble due to the injury and hasn’t been able to play a whole lot of cricket during this while.
“He (Woakes) has been struggling with a longstanding knee injury and has also had a little ailment with his ankle, but it’s the knee injury that is holding him back,” Robinson was quoted as saying.
“At the moment there is no timescale on when he will be back,” he added.
England will be starting their Test journey from June under new skipper Ben Stokes and new head coach Brendon McCullum. After the Three Lions lost the Test series in the Caribbean, Joe Root stepped down as the skipper, after which Stokes took charge.
Chris Silverwood was also sacked after England’s disastrous campaign in the 2021-22 Ashes. Former Australia women’s coach Matthew Mott, in the meantime, has taken over as the Brits’ head coach in the limited-overs formats.