Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 | Last Update : 03:51 PM IST

  Sports   Cricket  27 May 2019  England's Mark Wood cleared for World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa

England's Mark Wood cleared for World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa

AFP
Published : May 27, 2019, 2:59 pm IST
Updated : May 27, 2019, 2:59 pm IST

The Durham quick left the field early while running into bowl during Saturday's warm-up defeat by Australia in Southampton.

Wood's injury-plagued career has been blighted by a history of repeated ankle problems but hospital scans saw the 29-year-old given the all clear for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup.
 Wood's injury-plagued career has been blighted by a history of repeated ankle problems but hospital scans saw the 29-year-old given the all clear for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup.

London: England fast bowler Mark Wood has been passed fit for the World Cup opener against South Africa, a team spokesman announced Monday.

The Durham quick left the field early while running into bowl during Saturday's warm-up defeat by Australia in Southampton after suffering a foot injury.

 

Wood's injury-plagued career has been blighted by a history of repeated ankle problems but hospital scans saw the 29-year-old given the all clear for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup, against South Africa at the Oval.

Wood was scheduled to bowl during the warm-up immediately before Monday's practice match against Afghanistan but will not play any part in the fixture itself.
Wood has been one of England's quickest bowlers of recent years.

But fears over his ability to stay fit for prolonged periods remain and he has bowled a mere 13.1 overs since the start of the season in a bid to reduce his workload prior to the World Cup.

 

Tags: 2019 icc cricket world cup, england cricket team, mark wood
Location: United Kingdom, England, London