Daily Mail UK – Chris Woakes has the self-confidence to bounce back from the disappointment of a near miss and prove England’s one-day international campaign against New Zealand is very much still on the rails.

Summary

  • Chris Woakes has the self-confidence to bounce back from the disappointment of a near miss and prove England’s one-day international campaign against New Zealand is very much still on the rails.
  • Woakes could be forgiven mixed feelings at the weekend as, five days before his 29th birthday, he completed a rare ODI double of 100 wickets and 1,000 runs – yet finished on the losing side as he failed to stop big-hitting Mitch Santner putting the hosts 1-0 up.
  • Only three other Englishmen have previously reached Woakes’ new all-round milestone – and the names of Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff and Paul Collingwood demonstrate he has reached elite company.
  • Faint heart has not got Woakes this far, however, and he has no doubt England can level the five-match series at the Bay Oval on Wednesday.
  • “There are other times when it goes against you.”


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