England’s Mark Wood looks to make World Cup claim against Pakistan

by Theguardian

• Fast bowler has not played since West Indies winter tour • Wood: ‘It looks like one bowler will miss out for World Cup’

Trent Bridge has been a torture chamber for bowlers in recent times but it is here, in the fourth ODI against Pakistan, that England’s Mark Wood will look to press his World Cup claims during what will be his first competitive outing of the summer.

The 29-year-old quick has experienced a delayed start to the season after some bone bruising to his left ankle following his breakout winter tour of the Caribbean. Scheduled comebacks for Durham were ruined by rain, meaning Wood jumps straight into the deep end of an international.

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