Christopher Roger Woakes, also known as Chris Woakes is a professional cricketer of English nationality. He plays for the national England cricket team and the Warwickshire County Cricket Club. He was born on 2 March 1989 in Birmingham in West Midlands, England. He is a 6ft 2 in i.e 1.88 m, right-handed, all-rounder cricketer, and his bowling style is right-arm fast-medium pace.
He has been a part of the national England cricket team from 2011 till the present date. He was also part of the national England cricket team which won the Cricket World Cup in the year 2019.
Chris Woakes Early Life
Chris Woakes was born in March in the year 1989 in Birmingham. His father’s name is Roger Woakes and his mother’s name is Elaine Woakes. Chris also has a sibling, a brother, whose name is David Woakes. Chris finished his education at Barr Beacon Language College which is located in Walsall from the years 2000 up until 2007.
Chris Woakes was interested in playing cricket since he was a young child and began playing when he was just 7 years old. The first team he played for was the Aston Manor Cricket Club. After that, he joined another team called the Walmsley Cricket Club as he had aspirations to be a professional player one day and play for the national team of England.
Chris Woakes Career
Test Matches- Chris Woakes’ made his first test match debut at the England vs Australia match at the Oval on August 21-25 in 2013. The last test match he ever played was the Australia vs England match at the Hobart, Australia from January 14 till the 16th in 2022.
ODI Matches- Chris Woakes’ first ODI match debut was Australia vs England match played in Sydney, Australia on January 23 in 2011. His last ODI match he played was the England vs Sri Lanka match played at Bristol, South West England on July 04 in 2021.
T20 Matches- Chris Woakes’ first T20 match debut was Australia vs England match played in Adelaide, Australia on January 12 in 2011. The last T20 match he ever played was the England vs New Zealand match played in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 10 in 2021.
FC Matches- Chris Woakes made his first FC Match debut at the West Indies A vs Warwickshire match played in Birmingham, England from August 02 till August 04 in the year 2006. He played his last FC match at Australia vs England match played in Hobart, Australia from January 14 till January 16 in the year 2022.
List A Matches- Chris Woakes played his first List A Match at the Sussex vs Warwickshire match played in Birmingham, England on August 19 in the year 2007. He then played his final List-A Match at the England vs Sri Lanka match played in Bristol, South West England on July 04 in the year 2021.
T20 Matches- Chris Woakes played his first T20 match at the Warwickshire vs Glamorgan match played in Cardiff, Wales on June 11 in the year 2008. He played his last T20 match at the England vs New Zealand match held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 10 in the year 2021.
Along with the national England cricket team and the Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Chris Woakes was also a part of various other teams such as Sydney Thunder, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, England Lions, Delhi Capitals, Team Buttler, Team Morgan, and Birmingham Phoenix.
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Chris Woakes Endorsements and Net Worth
Most of Chris Woakes’ income comes from his professional career as an athlete. Apart from his income from cricket, he is also a part of various endorsements namely a brand called Gray Nicolls which is one of the most well-known and iconic cricket brands. His other endorsement includes Maxx Mobile, which is an Indian mobile manufacturing company and lastly, Woakes’ has also endorsed a company called Unibet which is a T-shirt sponsor.
As of the year 2020, Chris Woakes’ salary for the IPL matches he played was 15 million INR which is an estimated $200k.
His income from his cricket career along with his income from all these endorsements have brought his net worth to a staggering $1 million.
Chris Woakes Personal Life
Is Chris Woakes Married?
Chris Woakes is married to Amie Louise Woakes. His wife is also from England, United Kingdom. Chris and Amie got married on 17 February 2017. The couple recently welcomed a baby girl whose name is Laila Louise.