Chris Woakes likely to miss upcoming Home Test series against New Zealand due to injury
The England cricket team has had a very poor performance in the Test format for a long time, due to which Joe Root also resigned from the post of captaincy. At the same time, the team is at the bottom of the points table of the second edition of the World Test Championship and its hopes of reaching the final are also completely almost done.
At the same time, the new captain of the team, all-rounder Ben Stokes, is going to have a big responsibility in front of him.
England team has to play the next Test series against New Zealand at home from June the 2nd, the first match of which will be played at the historic Lord's Cricket Ground. About which, the news is now coming out that England team's fast bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes will not be able to be a part of the team in the first test match due to not being fully fit yet.
In fact, Chris Woakes injured himself during the West Indies tour in March. Woakes played all three Test matches in that series, in which James Anderson and Stuart Broad were not included in the team. Another English bowler Mark Wood was also ruled out of the series due to a shoulder injury.
On the Caribbean tour, the England team had to face a 1-0 defeat in the Test series. In which the first two matches of the series ended in a draw, while the England team had to face defeat in the last Test match. According to the Evening Standard report, Woakes is not yet fully fit, reportedly he has shoulder and knee problem.
While England squad will be announced for the Test series against New Zealand in a few days' time, Chris Woakes is expected to play for Worcestershire in next week's match against Yorkshire. If this happens, it will be a very good thing for the England team.