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Woakes desperate not to miss out on World Cup

15th March 2019, 10:36 by Nick Harris

All-rounder Chris Woakes says he can manage an issue with his knee as he seeks to claim a spot in England's World Cup squad.

Woakes says he will be ready for England's warm-up series against Pakistan and he is doubly determined to be fit after missing the Three Lions' 2017 Champions Trophy campaign with a side strain, picked up in his first over of the competition.

Woakes could not finish the recent West Indies series due to a knee injury but isn't overly concerned about his fitness heading into the summer, believing he has enough time to show he warrants selection for the World Cup.

“The issue with my knee is something I’ve been able to manage for quite a long period of time so I’m confident that I can still do that,” Woakes told Sky.

“You just have to look after yourself and with such an important period of cricket coming up, make sure you’re at your best physically.

“Obviously, the World Cup is just a couple of months away now and making sure I’m fully fit for that is all the motivation I need, but if I need any extra, I only have to look back at the Champions Trophy a couple of years ago and getting injured in the first match."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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