Mark Wood has seen the pause button hit on his Test career yet again after being ruled out of England’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka through injury. The 30-year-old fast bowler looked to have made a breakthrough in South Africa as regards his physical hardiness, playing back-to-back Tests at the end of the 3-1 series win and claiming nine wickets during second of those at the Wanderers. But now a side strain picked up during the Twenty20 series that followed means Wood is left targeting the summer’s first home Test against West Indies at the Oval on 4 June, having joined Jimmy Anderson (rib) and Jofra Archer (elbow) on the sidelines. Lancashire’s Saqib Mahmood, who has made international debuts in one-day and Twenty20 cricket already this winter, is Wood’s replacement and will be among the touring party that departs for Sri Lanka on Monday. More details to follow… Topics England cricket team Cricket news Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this content
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