England all-rounder Chris Woakes has expressed his desire to participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). PSL has seen the footfall of some veteran overseas players over the years. The cricketers had earlier hesitated in participating in the tournament but now have given a green signal due to proper safety arrangements.
England opener Alex Hales has also been a part of the PSL away from his time with the national team. Woakes said that he would love to take part in the tournament as he would like to improve himself playing franchise leagues across the globe. He is hopeful of playing in the PSL in near future.
“I would love to [take part in the PSL], I really would. I want to play in as many franchise cricket leagues because it improves you as a player, playing in different conditions in front of different crowds and under different managements. I would love to play there hopefully sometime in the future,” said Woakes.
“I have heard great things about Pakistan from the guy who went there and played in PSL. Those guys were full of praise about how things were there. Obviously, the security was really good. Pakistan is a beautiful country and I have heard great stories about how passionate the fans are there. So I hope Test tours take place more frequently in the country,” he added.
Woakes was a part of the England Test squad which recently beat Pakistan 2-1 in the three-match series. He has been a trump card for the English side and has contributed with the bat and ball.
He averages over 30 with the bat in the shortest format and has picked up seven wickets from eight matches for the national team.