Woakes: Anderson and Broad lift England

By Callum Dent

The return of experienced duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad will give England a welcome boost ahead of the World Cup, according to Chris Woakes.

The pair, with 292 one-day international caps between them, have both recovered from knee problems and are part of Peter Moores’ 15-man squad for next month’s showpiece in Australia and New Zealand.

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Wonderful Woakes boosts Lions

By Matthew Sherry

England Lions moved towards a triumph in the first ‘Test’ versus Sri Lanka as Chris Woakes continued his stunning captain’s performance.

Woakes claimed four wickets as the second-string took command yesterday by dismissing their hosts for 171 to secure a first-innings lead of 159.

Not content, he starred with bat and ball today, firstly striking a superb 92 not out as England posted 319 for eight declared.

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