The Delhi-born cricketer is presently playing the second Test of India's tour of England at Lord's.
Perhaps it is the nearby canals of Little Venice but Woakes seems to find himself at home at Lord's, this is now his third Test at the ground and he's taken 16 wickets at average of 9.93 and made 244 runs at 122.00.
After the entire first day was lost to rain, further wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India in to bat on Friday.
Woakes was 120 not out, having shared a partnership of 189 with Jonny Bairstow (93) that was an England record for the sixth wicket in Test matches against India, beating the 171 put on by Ian Botham and Bob Taylor at Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1980.
Veteran quick James Anderson starred with the ball taking five wickets to help England bowl India out for a paltry 107 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day of the second Test at Lord's here on Friday.
Mohammed Shami struck twice in the first session on Day 3 to leave England four down at Lunch.
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Woakes' top Test score was 66 before this innings but he soon reached his first century for England off just 129 balls in an innings which included 15 boundaries.
When play resumed, seamer Chris Woakes, brought in to replace Ben Stokes, who is at a court hearing in Bristol, got the prize wicket of India skipper Virat Kohli for 23 leaving the tourists, who trail 1-0 in the series, at 49 for four. Only the rain, which has washed out at least a day and a half, has had more impact on this Test than Woakes, and it's still a close run thing.
England were 131/5 when Jos Buttler departed LBW for 24 and the match very much belonged to the bowlers. But Bairstow, as he's often done before, held firm while attacking the loose ball.
But a promising innings of 28 ended when Pope was lbw to all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
We hardly bowled any bad balls, we didn't give them much to hit, and when you build pressure like that all day, no matter who you are, it is hard.