Chris Woakes: England & Warwickshire all-rounder scheduled for injury return
England all-rounder Chris Woakes is poised to return to action after recovering from quad and knee injuries.
The 29-year-old was hurt in the Test win over Pakistan at Headingley in June and has not played since.
Woakes is expected to return as a batsman only in Warwickshire's three-day second XI match against Leicestershire, starting on 10 July.
He will also feature for England Lions in their four-day match against India A at Worcester, which begins on 16 July.
Woakes is expected to play a full part in that match as he bids to prove his fitness for the remainder of a busy summer for the national team.
England are in the middle of a T20 series with India and will play three one-day internationals against Virat Kohli's side before a five-match Test series begins at Edgbaston on 1 August.
They also have slight concerns over pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who are recovering from shoulder and ankle problems respectively - although both are confident of being fit for the first Test.