ENG vs IRE: Ben Stokes explains why Josh Tongue was given a nod over Chris Woakes for the one-off Test

ENG vs IRE: Ben Stokes explains why Josh Tongue was given a nod over Chris Woakes for the one-off Test

England are all set to kick off the summer with a one-off Test against Ireland, starting today at the iconic Lord’s in London. The hosts have already announced their squad where they picked uncapped seam bowler Josh Tongue, leaving out experienced campaigner Chris Woakes.

Notably, Woakes has been absent from England’s Test matches since March last year, during which he took three wickets against the West Indies in Grenada. After which he was sidelined for the entire 2022 home summer due to a cartilage injury in his left knee. However, he made a comeback to England’s white-ball squads during the winter and was part of the England’s T20 World Cup winning squad.

Despite being fit enough, Woakes, who has a brilliant record in Lord’s, was not picked for the one-off Test against the Irish side which left fans in disbelief. S

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