England all-rounder Chris Woakes who was a part of the 2019 World Cup-winning team has said that he’s more focussed on winning matches than making headlines.
Woakes also said that he doesn’t mind being under the fame of Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Jofra Archer. The 31-year-old played a significant role in the side’s victory over West Indies by 2-1. He took 6/50 in the final test against West Indies including a fifer in the second innings.
He is likely to be a part of England’s squad for the first Test against Pakistan following his performance in the West Indies series.
The competition in England’s pace department has become tough as the duo Stuart Broad and James Anderson take the in charge of the new ball while Jofra Archer and Mark Wood bank in the middle overs.
It becomes a bit difficult for someone like Woakes to be in the competition. But the 31-year-old pacer managed to defy all the odds in the recently concluded series.
“I honestly really don’t mind. I’m not one for being the centre of attention,” Woakes said.
“Don’t get me wrong, I want to go out on the field and perform and I want to make match-winning performances for England but it really doesn’t bother me if I’m first choice to write about or not, to be brutally honest,” he added.
Woakes also believes that he has delivered enough to be considered in England’s team for the first Test against Pakistan starting from August 5 at Old Trafford.
“But competition is high at the minute. We’ve still got two of England’s greats charging in and taking wickets every time they play and we’ve got exciting fast bowlers as well.” he signed off.