IND vs ENG LIVE – Mark Wood Injured: Blow for England, Mark Wood ruled out of Headingley Test; Saqib Mahmood all set to make Test debut: England seamer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test against India with a jarred right shoulder, the ECB said in a release. The fast bowler had struggled with a shoulder injury during the last two days of the Lord’s test match but did not bowl during India’s second innings. However, England head coach Chris Silverwood had hinted that the pacer was far from full fitness, which has now ruled him out of the third Test at Headingley – Follow India vs England LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Blow for England, Mark Wood ruled out of Headingley Test; Saqib Mahmood all set to make Test debut
IND vs ENG LIVE – Mark Wood Injured: “Wood sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s and will not be fit to play at Emerald Headingley starting on Wednesday,” the statement read. The ECB further said that Wood will remain with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team. The 31-year-old will undergo a final assessment at the end of the third Test match.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, @MAWood33! 🤞
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 23, 2021
IND vs ENG 3rd Test – Will Saqid Mahmood make his debut? Mark Wood is the fourth England fast bowler to go out injured, with England already missing out on the services of Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer. Saqib Mahmood was called up to the squad as cover, and the pacer is in line to be handed his debut on Wednesday. As per Cricviz, Mamhood’s average speed in ODIs (86.02 mph) is the fourth-highest for England after Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, and Andrew Flintoff.
IND vs ENG 3rd Test: The 24-year-old who made his international debut last year is known for his pace and his ability to reverse swing. Mahmood has so far represented England in 7 ODIs and 9 T20Is picking up 14 and 7 wickets respectively. He was awarded the ‘Player of the Series’ after claiming 9 wickets during England’s 3-0 win against Pakistan in the recently concluded ODI series. Besides this, Mahmood has an impressive List A and First-Class record at Lancashire with 129 wickets in 56 appearances.
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