England’s ‘Mr Dependable’ Chris Woakes has been named as the Professional Cricketers’ Association men’s player of the year, with Zak Crawley and Sarah Glenn also honoured.
England ended a summer of thrilling cricket on the wrong side of a series defeat for the first time as twin centuries from Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell carried Australia to a nail-biting win at Emirates Old Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow scored a fluent century as England recovered from a dire start to post a highly competitive 302 for seven in the series deciding third one-day international against Australia.
Chris Woakes has called on England to sign off for the summer in style with victory over Australia but accepts that the country’s leading players may soon have to share the sport’s financial pain.
Chris Woakes has called on England to bring down the curtain on a unique international summer by seeing off rivals Australia one more time to maintain their undefeated run across all formats.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is to make an “unthinkable” round of redundancies as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with World Cup winner Chris Woakes accepting that centrally contracted players may be next to feel the pinch.
England will end their international summer with a winner-takes-all decider against Australia after Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes inspired a dramatic turnaround to level the one-day series 1-1.
England’s bowlers turned a hopeless position into a match-winning, series-levelling thriller in the second one-day international against Australia, defeating their rivals by 24 runs in a barely believable comeback.
Jofra Archer has been selected to bolster England’s pace options for this summer’s World Cup, with David Willey the unlucky man to miss out.