The head coach of the England cricket team, Chris Silverwood, provided an update on the injury of fast bowler Mark Wood. Although it is difficult to determine whether he will participate in the next test, he let the fans know that the medical team is dealing with his injury.
In Lord’s second test against India, Wood was England’s best bowler in the second game. He sent back two Indian openers, Rahul, Kuala Lumpur And Rohit Sharma, the former got a peach. Later he returned and fired Cheteshwar Pujara with a cold breath.
England are already short in bowling, with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes sidelined due to injuries. Ben Stokes withdrew from the series citing mental health issues. Therefore, Wood’s existence is almost necessary, and Coach Silverwood has solved the health problem of the pacemaker.
“Medical staff are working for Woody. We will learn more in the next few days. He is a bowler who can reach more than 90 miles per hour, so I have to take care of him, but he will have the opportunity to adapt to Leeds United. Obviously, we will make the decision together with him and our medical staff will be closer to the time,“Silverwood said at a press conference.
Despite Mark Wood’s heroic efforts, England collapsed under tremendous pressure on India.
Wood’s excellent stats of 3/51 in 18 games were not enough to limit India, as the spectacular low-level resistance of India pushed the tourists to a huge lead. England set an almost impossible goal in two quarters, namely 272 people.
It was unrealistic to try to chase on the track on day 5, and any hope of doing so at the beginning was dashed. A duck was sent to both England’s openers, which was the first time ever in a home test. The Yorkshire duo of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow landed on either side of Tea, which tilted the balance towards India.
Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali made some decisive shots, but once the latter was fired by Mohammad Siraj, things started quickly. With this victory, India won its first victory in the 2021-23 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.