Gulf Today (UAE) – New Delhi: England paceman Chris Woakes said on Friday that Virat Kohli’s decision to play for Surrey will raise the standard of English county cricket, as the Indian skipper faces criticism for missing a landmark Test.

Summary

  • New Delhi: England paceman Chris Woakes said on Friday that Virat Kohli’s decision to play for Surrey will raise the standard of English county cricket, as the Indian skipper faces criticism for missing a landmark Test.
  • Kohli will skip Afghanistan’s first-ever Test, in Kohli will boost English county Cricket, says Woakes Bangalore against India, to play county cricket in preparation for a high-profile England tour starting July — a decision India’s cricket board has defended.
  • Woakes also welcomed the star batsman’s decision to play in the English championship.
  • “Getting guys to play against world-class players like Virat is only good for the county game,” said Woakes, who plays for Warwickshire in England.
  • “Having to share a dressing room with him has been a great experience,” said Woakes, who is playing in his second IPL season.

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