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/England fast bowler was thrilled to make an explosive impact in the third Test against West Indies after years of frustrationWhat is it like to bowl at 95mph? For Mark Wood, whose scorching return to England’s Test team sent everyone a bit gaga in St Lucia, the answer is wonderfully simple: “You almost feel like a superhero. I’ve been playing Mario Kart recently and yeah, it’s like when you get a magic mushroom and you’re just absolutely flying.”It will come as little surprise to learn Wood is s...
/Mark Wood’s Sunday spell in St Lucia was a refreshing reminder of how pace bowling turns a slow game into a fast oneThere are certain words that are crying out to have “sheer” in front of them. Sheer bliss. Sheer lunacy. Sheer pace.In cricket, sheer pace is sheer bliss, as long as it’s on your side. In St Lucia on Sunday evening England, who had been blown away in the first two Tests by a resurgent West Indies attack, finally produced a riposte. Mark Wood came on after 20 overs, when the game is...
/England paceman stays true to his goals despite several left ankle operations and proves himself a bowler of shock and aweMark Wood, from childhood days spent charging in from the conifers at the back of his garden, trying to clonk his father, Derek, on the head, through to the present, has only ever wanted to bowl as fast as he possibly can and play Test cricket for England.A rebellious left ankle that has led to him going under the knife multiple times might have led others to veer away from o...
/The size of the Hampshire Bowl combined with West Indies’ short-ball bowling could make England’s big-hitting game a riskA big game on a big ground against some big blokes. At the Hampshire Bowl – as it is called throughout the World Cup – England meet West Indies and the sixes have to come off the middle of the bat, which satisfies our sense of justice. This ground can boast one of the largest playing surfaces for international cricket in the country now the Oval and the County Ground at Bristo...
/• Wood has battled back to fitness after missing winter programme• Seamer persuades England selectors he is ready for June tournamentEngland have recalled the seamer Mark Wood for the Champions Trophy, while Steven Finn has missed out on one of five pace bowling slots.Wood has battled back to fitness after missing the winter programme, during which he had a third ankle operation. He has done enough for Durham in the opening weeks of the season to persuade the selectors he is ready for the tourna...
/• Second ODI: West Indies 289-6; England 263• Sheldon Cottrell takes 5-46 as West Indies win by 26 runsA tight, tense evening in balmy Bridgetown saw West Indies level their one-day series with England thanks to an inspired spell of bowling from Jason Holder and five wickets for Sheldon Cottrell, a left-armer with a zany celebration.Eoin Morgan’s tourists had been chasing 290 to win this second fixture, a target set up by Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 104 in the first innings. And after half-centur...
/• Archer will be eligible for England on 17 March• ‘I wouldn’t say I’m up at night worried,’ says WoodJofra Archer will qualify to play for England on 17 March but Mark Wood, while acknowledging the Barbados-born fast bowler represents a threat to his own World Cup spot, claims not to be losing any sleep over it at present.Wood was the pick of England’s attack on Friday as they suffered their first one-day international defeat to West Indies in four years, a thrilling 26-run win for the hosts at...
/England’s long wait for a bowler capable of blistering pace is finally over, with Mark Wood breaching 94mph during an exhilarating career-best haul on day two of the third West Indies Test. Wood was a bowler reborn on his return to Test cricket, regularly hitting breakneck speeds as he claimed five for 41 and had […] England’s long wait for a bowler capable of blistering pace is finally over, with Mark Wood breaching 94mph during an exhilarating career-best haul on day two of the thi...
/A new-ball partner for Woakes, whether Wood has a role and back-up batting at the top of the order are among the issuesEngland play 11 one-day internationals and two warm-up internationals before the World Cup starts on 30 May, but this five-match series is the last before they must announce their 15-man squad. A 16th space would allow them to cover all bases, but 15 means a corner needs to be cut. They are likely to want two spare seam bowlers, especially as those players are most susceptible t...
/England select their 15-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday. Here, Sportsmail’s experts give their verdicts on who should be picked and who should miss out. England select their 15-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday.Here, Sportsmail’s experts give their verdicts on who should be picked and who should miss out.England national selector Ed Smith (L) and coach Trevor Bayliss look on during a nets sessionRELATED ARTICLESShare this articleSharePaul NewmanIt’s an unenviable situation for the se...
/England have named their 15-man preliminary squad for this summer’s Cricket World Cup. The competition starts at the end of May and is on home soil for Eoin Morgan’s side. On Wednesday, the England selectors named a provisional squad for the tournament. The notable absentee is Jofra Archer who has been talked about as a […] England have named their 15-man preliminary squad for this summer’s Cricket World Cup.The competition starts at the end of May and is on home soil for Eoin Morgan’s sid...
/Joe Root suggested West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel said something he ‘might regret’ after the England captain was heard saying ‘there’s nothing wrong with being gay’ during the third Test. Root’s alleged comments were picked up on television via the stumps microphone as he was batting, though whatever Gabriel said remains undetermined. However, it is […] Joe Root suggested West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel said something he ‘might regret’ after the E...
/• Third Test, day 2: England 277 & 19-0; West Indies 154• Mark Wood takes Test-best five for 41The half an hour before tea produced one of those “Oh, my!” moments. During that time Mark Wood bowled a succession of deliveries in excess of 90mph, including the fastest ball of the series at 94.8mph. In 19 balls he took the wickets of three startled West Indies batsmen and transformed the match.In the slip cordon, where Joe Root resides, and on the England balcony, where the coaches were looking...
/Captain Joe Root was left to lead the rearguard as England traded blows with the West Indies in a captivating second Test that could go either way at Headingley.England, absorbing a 169-run first-innings deficit, finished day three two runs ahead on 171 for three, with Root bearing the all-too familiar burden of holding up a fragile top order.The tourists would have been heavy favourites had Kyle Hope held Root on 10 at gully, but he took advantage of the latest fielding gaffe in a match groanin...
/• Wood attended voluntary nets session on Monday• Chris Woakes’ knee problem likely to rule him outMark Wood has scarcely known an England dressing room as quiet as that which followed the 10-wicket defeat in Antigua. But despite joking about tension between batsmen and bowlers, the Durham quick insists team unity remains strong.On Monday four reserves among Joe Root’s squad – Wood, Chris Woakes, Keaton Jennings and Jack Leach – headed back to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium for a voluntary net ...

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