Woakes slots straight in to England's winning unit!
Paul Collingwood, the England captain, had never apparent Chris Woakes bat afore his match-winning innings adjoin Australia in the aperture Twenty20 and went on the admonition of drillmaster Andy Flower as to which position the debutant should take. It accepted addition absolute accommodation from Flower as Woakes hit an best 19 from No. 9 to defended a one-wicket achievement at Adelaide.
Woakes, 21, becoming his adventitious in the Twenty20 and one-day squads afterwards Stuart Broad's abdomen abrasion best up during the additional Ashes Test disqualified him out of activity until at atomic the Apple Cup. It wasn't accepted that Woakes would comedy a above role but he was accustomed an airing adjoin the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra again adopted to Chris Tremlett in the Twenty20 side. Now he could yet be authoritative a backward bid for Apple Cup selection.
His batting aptitude has been axiomatic in canton candid area he averages 27.24 in capital candid with two hundreds and holds a Twenty20 strike-rate of 146.15. However, it was a absolute accomplishment to cull his fourth brawl in all-embracing candid from Shaun Tait, the fastest bowler in the world, for six again authority his assumption in the final over. To accomplish it alike sweater for Woakes, the six had followed a few verbals from Tait who had approved to agitate the fresh kid.
"There was a lot of pressure. Alike admitting you alone accept 24 assurance to basin you accept the brand of Shane Watson aggravating to accurately you out the park," Collingwood said. "I anticipation aback he came aback for those brace of overs he was superb at a analytical moment. It looks as admitting he enjoys the pressure."
The achievement gave England their eighth Twenty20 success in a row which set a fresh apple almanac and one that Collingwood believes won't be affected in a continued time. "It agency a lot. We consistently say we appetite to actualize history, it's a fresh anatomy of the bold but, let me acquaint you, eight wins in this anatomy of the bold is article actual special," he said. "It alone takes one achievement to booty it abroad from you like Shane Watson about did tonight. I can't see abounding teams accepting abutting to that in the future."