The Warwickshire participant had a spell within the nets at Edgbaston on Thursday, with skilled cricket making an attempt to slowly get again up and working amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Woakes, 31, needed to observe strict pointers on social distancing and admitted the expertise “was a lot different” to a regular session.
“But with what everyone’s been through, it was nice to get out there and get the ball back in hand really,” he mentioned.
“It’s been two months since I last bowled. It was nice to be back in the middle, albeit a little different.”
The 2019 World Cup winner admitted to feeling “a little bit sore this morning”.
“The first waddle to the toilet was a bit interesting,” Woakes mentioned. “But it is okay, the physique really just isn’t too unhealthy.
“But having not bowled for 2 months there have been a couple of issues that have been sore – sides actually.
“I woke up this morning knowing I’d had a bowl yesterday, but it was nice to be out there.”
It stays to be seen what cricket Woakes may need to play this summer season, with England’s deliberate house sequence towards West Indies, Pakistan and Australia hinging on a wide range of elements.
Those groups will need to be sure measures are in place that can safeguard the well being of their touring events.
“First and foremost, we just hope there’s going to be some sort of cricket,” Woakes mentioned.
“That will probably be clearly very totally different however on the similar time it might be good to have some cricket and a few type of normality.
“Hopefully we will get some video games – what that schedule will precisely seem like we do not actually know.”
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is hoping worldwide sequence will be salvaged, with earnings from profitable broadcast contracts offering a worthwhile spine of the sport.
Woakes added: “Obviously it could be a lift for the sport. We’ve all seen the projections [saying] the ECB and the sport typically could possibly be in a little bit of bother if we weren’t to play any cricket this summer season, so hopefully we will get some type of schedule going.”
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