England bowling All-rounder Chris Woakes will not play the last Test against India, he flies back home from the India tour
England played three Test matches against India, England won the first Test match and India won two matches but Chris Woakes did not get a chance to play a single match in the series
Chris Woakes has endured a frustrating winter with England, having been involved in squads in South Africa, Sri Lanka, and now India without playing a single game.
Woakes last played a Test match for the national team in August 2020. Woakes was named in England squad for South Africa, Sri Lanka, and India series but wasn’t picked in the playing XI in any of the tours.
Woakes is not the first player to leave the England squad midway through the Test series. Jos Buttler went home after playing the first Test. He was replaced by Ben Foakes in the England XI. He is slated to keep wickets in the last Test too
Buttler, however, will return for the T20Is. Another player who left the England Test squad and flew back home was Moeen Ali.
India are currently leading the four-match Test series 2-1. They need to either win or draw the final Test to qualify for the World Test Championship finals. England’s chances ended with their defeat in the previous Test.