England will welcome Ben Stokes with open arms, says Chris Woakes
Adelaide, Nov 29 (CRICKETNMORE) - A day after suspended English all-rounder Ben Stokes raised speculation of his possible participation in the ongoing Ashes by flying to New Zealand for a domestic cricket tournament, his teammate Chris Woakes said England will welcome Stokes with open arms.
"As an England team we'd like to see him here. As a player, as a friend I'd like to see him here," Woakes was quoted as saying by BBC radio.
"No one likes to see what he's been through. Of course, we'd have him here with open arms, I'm sure. Ben's a world-class cricketer and he'd make any team in the world better so it'd be silly of us to not open it up for him to come into the squad."