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The Hundred: Chris Woakes wants David Warner and Andre Russell in Birmingham Phoenix franchise

Earlier, Joe Root had also come out with his aspiration to play alongside Kane Williamson and Mitchell Starc in The Hundred.

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Chris Woakes  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England came out with the introduction of a new format league with the name “The Hundred” that has created a buzz. The tournament will see its inaugural season next year but the preparation for it has already started. The league will see its first main player draft on Sunday with quite a few high profile players being listed in it. Chris Woakes, who has been drafted up by Birmingham Phoenix has picked two players as his favourites for his franchise.

Many English team players are excited to be its part and Woakes is one of them. He is a regular player from England in almost all three formats. With hard-hitting and swing bowling, he manages to bring a lot to the table for his side. 30-year-old came with significant opinions over the tournament’s future as well in an interview given to Sky sports.

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Chris Woakes picks his two favourites and opines over the future of the tournament

When the Phoenix’s all-rounder was asked about the future of this tournament. Woakes feels that there is no doubt about the fact it will be a huge success, “Of course, there will always be the odd sceptic, which I suppose is understandable. At the same time, I’ve got no doubt that this tournament will thrive. Give it a chance. When you have the world’s best playing each other, in any format, it’s going to make for some amazing cricket. I just can’t wait for it to get started, ” all-rounder told in his interview.

He was also asked about what he expects from his team in the upcoming auction, Chris recited that he will like to play with Warner and Russell if possible, “There are so many good players out there, not only in this country but overseas as well. But, being a bowler, I’m going to think selfishly here and go for who I don’t want to bowl at… One of the really big, destructive hitters, Andre Russell, springs to mind. David Warner at the top of the order, too – those are the kind of guys who can really hurt bowlers in this format,” he added

Earlier, Joe Root had also come out with his aspiration to play alongside Kane Williamson and Mitchell Starc in The Hundred.

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