Mark Wood out of 3rd Test due to shoulder injury at Lords
England’s injury worries continue to haunt their pace bowling group. Mark Wood who had damaged his shoulder while going for a diving stop at Lords, is yet to recover fully from his shoulder injury and is ruled out of 3rd test at Leeds.
Wood one day after his injury had actually bowled at top speed on the last day to blow away the Indian tail. However, a spirited batting performance by Shami and Bumrah halted England’s progress and left Mark Wood aggravating his injury further.
With Broad, Woakes, Stone & Archer already on the injured list and Stokes unavailable, Wood is the latest casualty. He will again be assessed after 3rd test.
Wood’s injury sets up the much awaited test debut of promising Saqib Mahmood. Who was excellent in the ODIs vs Pakistan. Mark Wood out of 3rd Test due to shoulder injury at Lords.
Chris Woakes is said to be on a comeback trail and could play some part in the India series. After being named in Warwickshire’s second XI squad to play Worcestershire at New Road.
Thus England’s pace bowling attack could be Anderson, Robinson , Saqib and one of Curran or Overton for the 3rd test.