Mark Wood injury: England fast bowler walks off during the England vs Australia Warm-up match after an injury in Southampton.
The England Cricket Team has been dealt with an injury scare as fast bowler Mark Wood was seen limping off the turf against Australia in the first Warm-up match in Southampton.
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The speedster from Durham, previously in the game opened the bowling attack for the English side and bowled an impressive maiden first up. He also dismissed the Aussie skipper, Aaron Finch during the 5th over of the match.
Wood had earlier, in the first delivery of his 4th over, stopped halfway through his run-up and left the pitch having indicated that he may have an issue with his calf.
When did the injury occur?
It all happened during the seventh over of the match. Just as Wood was approaching towards his bowling stride, he backed away, indicating that the earlier issue during the 4th over was not just a minor niggle. It is still not sure whether it is a hamstring issue or something to do with the cramps.
Soon after the injury scare, the tall fast bowler was seen limping off the ground hastily.
Just two balls later Archer, a surprising choice as substitute fielder for Wood, slid as he attempted to stop a ball on the mid-wicket boundary and appeared to sustain an injury. He too left the pitch moments later.
Mark Wood and Jofra Archer have both left the field through injury inside eight overs of England’s first warm-up game.
Archer isn’t even playing today – he came on as sub for Wood. With Morgan and Rashid also injured, England’s squad currently boasts precisely 11 fit players.
— Cricket365 (@Cricket365) May 25, 2019
Thus, the injury woes for England keep on tumbling, with its two pacers who can regularly click the 140 mark injury prone. Earlier, their skipper, Eoin Morgan also sustained an injury, with a fracture on the left index finger. He is also not featuring in the Warm-up match against Australia.