Woakes makes bid for Bresnan role

Tim Bresnan has been given the elbow by England – quite literally – and that gives Chris Woakes the opportunity to make an impression in New Zealand. Bresnan’s persistent elbow injury, seemingly not entirely addressed by an operation, has left an opening in the side for a bowler who can bat and Woakes is well placed to make an impression.

Woakes is hoping for an initial opportunity in two Twenty20 warm-up fixtures in Whangerei but his longer-term ambition is to be regarded as a convincing option at No. 7 in all three forms of the game, at a time when Bresnan has been sent back to Yorkshire amid comments from the chief selector, Geoff Miller, that he has lost a bit of his zip Read more
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