England Test star Woakes glad of training ‘normality’
London: England paceman Chris Woakes is glad to be suffering the “normality” of familiar aches and pains following his first bowling net practice since the coronavirus lockdown.
Warwickshire’s Woakes was back at his Edgbaston home ground in Birmingham on Thursday for an hour-long stint after being chosen for an individual session.
Batsmen and wicketkeepers are due to return from June 1.
The players are seeking to build up their fitness ahead of a three-Test series at home against the West Indies, which looks set to be rescheduled for July behind closed doors.
“It’s what we know, it’s what we do,” Woakes told a conference call on Friday. “Obviously it’s the job, so it was nice to have some form of normality going back to some training.”
England have selected 18 bowlers to take part in individual training sessions across seven grounds, with just a physiotherapist in attendance. – AFP