LEEDS: Mark Wooden has been dominated out of this week’s third Take a look at with India dealing a blow to the hosts’ hopes of levelling the five-match collection which the vacationers lead 1-0.
The 31-year-old has a jarred proper shoulder, a results of diving headlong into an promoting hoarding when saving a boundary on the fourth night of the second Take a look at at Lord’s.
Although he bowled at speeds in extra of 93mph (150kph) on the final day of the second Take a look at, which England misplaced, he has been judged not match to take his place within the beginning line-up for the sport at Headingley, which will get underway on Wednesday.
“Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test against India with a jarred right shoulder,” learn an England and Wales Cricket Board assertion on Monday. “Wood sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s and will not be fit to play at Headingley starting on Wednesday. He will remain with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team. The 31-year-old will be assessed at the end of this Test match.”
The Durham paceman, whose profession has been blighted by accidents, provides to the rising record of unavailable England seam bowlers.
Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes are out as a consequence of harm while all-rounder Ben Stokes is unavailable owing to a psychological well being break.
Many felt Wooden ought to have taken larger care within the area.
“It was madness,” mentioned former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott in his column for the Every day Telegraph. “Modern-day cricketers all dive athletically to save runs and the effort is commendable, but it is not worth the risk of injury to a leading bowler.”
England go into the Take a look at in opposition to Virat Kohli’s workforce bidding not solely to stage the collection however finish a run of seven Checks with no victory.
Printed in Daybreak, August 24th, 2021