England Cricket Team Injury Update: England captain and the fast bowler-duo had suffered niggles before and during their first warm-up match.
On the brink of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England cricket team has received affirmative updates on the respective of captain Eoin Morgan, and the fast bowler duo of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer.
While Morgan had suffered a small fracture on his finger last week, Wood suffered a foot injury during his spell in the first warm-up game. Archer, who came as a substitute for Wood, ended up injuring himself while fielding in the outfield.
To the relief of England’s team management and fans, the trio has been declared fit for the World Cup opener against South Africa on May 30. Wood had underwent scans whose reports have confirmed him being injury-free ahead of the all-important tournament.
England are currently playing their second warm-up match against Afghanistan at The Oval. Morgan is back in the side as its captain. Archer, who wasn’t named in the first match, has taken the new ball for the hosts.
As far as Wood is concerned, he was seen bowling in the middle before the match. However, has been rested for the match. The 29-year old fast bowler will be available for the match against South Africa.
Chris Woakes, who played the first match as a specialist batsman, has opened the bowling for the hosts alongside Archer against Afghanistan.
It was Morgan who won the toss and chose to field today. The English skipper also announced that fast bowler Liam Plunkett and all-rounder Liam Dawson have been rested for today’s match.
How Twitter reacted:
Good news: Mark Wood’s scan is clear & will be fit for Thursday’s opener against SA.
Will bowl in the middle before the game starts today. Will sit out the match.
Eoin Morgan making excellent progress injured left index finger – set to play today.
Eng playing 12 today #CWC19
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) May 27, 2019
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 27, 2019
Mark Wood has been given the all clear and is bowling on the outfield this morning. He won’t play today against Afghanistan but looks like Eoin Morgan will make his return.
— Nick Hoult (@NHoultCricket) May 27, 2019
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