Chris Woakes, the England allrounder, who is set to play his first Ashes series in Australia, feels that he is ready for the challenge and has exposed a few faults in the Australian squad.
Woakes said, “The Australian bowlers have got some pace, [but] Pat Cummins hasn’t played much Test cricket in Australia, so it will be as much of a test for him as for me.”
“Everyone talks about having to drag your length back in Australia but I actually think if you look at the great bowlers who have done well there, Glenn McGrath was not express pace and bowled a full length in Australia and had great results. They’ve probably got more pace than us but in Broad, Anderson we’ve got two of England’s best ever bowlers, and along with myself and some of the other bowlers I think we have got enough to cause them problems.”
“I take my batting as seriously as possible. I know I have been batting at nine in recent Test matches but whenever I have played for Warwickshire I have batted a lot higher than that. I have always tried to maintain a mindset of a batsman,” he added