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Mark Wood backs England to retain T20 World Cup crown, eyes bowling partnership with Jofra Archer

Mark Wood backs England to retain T20 World Cup crown, eyes bowling partnership with Jofra Archer

A fit and firing Mark Wood is a significant weapon in England's arsenal.

England’s fast bowler, Mark Wood, is confident in his team’s ability to retain their ICC T20 World Cup title. The pacer also talked about the retirement of legendary bowler James Anderson and his ex-pace partner Stuart Broad.

England acknowledge end of an era

Mark Wood acknowledges the void left by Broad’s retirement, highlighting duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad – combined wicket tally of over 1300. However, he emphasizes the importance of learning from their experience and passing it on to the next generation of fast bowlers.

Mark Wood: Force to be reckoned with

Mark Wood himself has battled injuries throughout his career, limiting his appearances to just 34 Tests. Despite this, his raw pace and ability to change the course of a match, like his spell against Australia at Headingley, are undeniable.

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Looking Ahead: Australia and T20 World Cup

Mark Wood expresses his excitement about the upcoming Ashes series in Australia, drawing inspiration from legendary fast bowlers like Steve Harmison and Brett Lee. His immediate focus, however, is on the T20 World Cup and the four-match series against Pakistan starting this week.

Dream Bowling Partnership: Mark Wood and Jofra Archer

The possibility of a potent bowling partnership between Wood and Jofra Archer is a tantalizing prospect for England fans in the upcoming T20 World Cup. However, Wood emphasizes the need to manage Archer’s return from injury and avoid putting undue pressure on him.

“He’s been out a long time, let’s not build him up. Let him go about his business and his class will show through. I don’t want to put pressure on him. We all know he can bowl fast. I’ll be trying my best to bowl fast,” Wood told Daily Mail.

“I just want him to be all right. Let him bowl and we know how big an influence he can have. That will give us a massive edge in any cricket.”

Redemption after disappointing ODI World Cup

The disappointment of England’s recent ODI World Cup defense still lingers for Wood. However, he remains confident in the team’s ability to bounce back and retain their T20 crown.

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Mark Wood Focus: Consistency and Confidence

Mark Wood acknowledges his inconsistency during the ODI World Cup and highlights the need for better accuracy and control. He draws confidence from his past performances, including being part of the T20 World Cup winning team in 2022 and his recent success in the IPL.

Wood is key to England’s success

A fit and firing Mark Wood is a significant weapon in England’s arsenal. His ability to overcome past disappointments and maintain consistency will be crucial in their quest to retain the T20 World Cup title.

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