English cricket team coach Chris Silverwood has given an update on fast bowler Mark Wood’s injury. Although it is difficult to confirm his participation in the next test, he let the fans know that the medical team was busy with his injury.
In the second Test against India at Lord’s, Wood was England’s best bowler in the second innings. He sent back both Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, with the former receiving a peach. He later returned to fire Cheteshwar Pujara with a zipper snort.
England are already short on the bowling ball, after losing Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes due to injuries. Ben Stokes withdraws from the series with reference to mental health issues. Therefore, Wood’s presence is almost a must, and Coach Silverwood addressed the patient’s fitness issues.
“The doctors are working on Woody. We will find out more about this in the next few days. He’s a bowler who can reach a maximum of 90km / h, so I have to take care of him, but he will get every opportunity to be fit for Leeds, and of course we will make a decision, with him and our doctors are approaching the time,“Silverwood said at a press conference.
Despite Mark Wood’s brave efforts, England collapse under tremendous pressure against India
Wood’s excellent figures of 3/51 in 18 overs were not enough to limit India, as a spectacular Indian lower order resistance drove the visitors to a big lead. England were an almost unlikely target of 272 in two sessions.
It was never realistic to try the chase on a day 5 course, and hopes of doing so were shattered at the outset. Both English openers were sent for a duck, for the first time ever in a home test. The Yorkshire duo of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow fell on either side of Tea, tipping the scales in India’s favor.
There was determined batting by Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali, but once the latter was dismissed by Mohammad Siraj, things went quickly. With the victory, India achieved their first victory in the 2021-23 World Cup (WTC).