And there's another problem who have England got to replace Jimmy someone who can take wickets away from the Uk.
Totally agree... Of course its hard to plan 12 months in advance but everything I read and hear is that Woakes is keen to learn and a very hard worker.
One of the problems Jimmy had in last tour of Australia was bowling to short .. This was a result of him playing one day cricket for 12 months before that tour.. Jimmy found it very difficult to get back into the rhythm of bowling fuller and getting that swing...
Woakes has shown he can swing the ball at mid to late 80's so why are we letting him flog his balls out on a flat deck???
Its time for the selectors to take certain bowlers and batsmen away from one day cricket and give them Test contracts.. Get them playing county cricket where the knock on effect will be them improving the standard of county cricket and giving the test side a better chance of beating the Aussies and being world No1..
Haseeb, Woakes, Lees, Jennings, Westley, Finn, Leach, Gibbons, Fisher, Bell-Drummond, Balance, Foakes etc etc etc
I know there are a few more promising bowlers out there from Somerset, Middlesex etc