Mark Wood‘s World Cup hopes sojourn in a change with 3 days to go until England’s opening tie opposite South Africa during The Oval, notwithstanding assured signals from within a England camp.
The formula of a precautionary indicate on Wood’s heavy left ankle have not nonetheless been revealed, after he opted to leave a margin mid by his bowling spell in England’s warm-up tie opposite Australia during a Ageas Bowl on Saturday, rather than risk serve aggravation.
Although Wood himself is accepted to be feeling some-more assured of a full liberation after 24 hours of rest, privately, England still fear that a corner that has been a source of unconstrained intrusion to Wood’s career could have flared adult once again during a many inappropriate impulse imaginable.
Wood has bowled only 13.1 overs in a English deteriorate to date, after his lapse to movement for Durham in a Royal London Cup was thwarted by uninterrupted washed-out matches. However, he bowled with gait and feeling in his unique ODI opposite Pakistan progressing this month, frequently touching 90mph en track to total of 2 for 71.
The whole England World Cup patrol collected in executive London this morning to take partial in a Ruth Strauss Foundation Westminster Mile, a initial gift eventuality in memory of a mother of a former England captain, Andrew Strauss, who died of cancer in December.
The whole organisation walked a mile, with a difference of Wood, who complacent during a event, and Ben Stokes, who chose to lope a mile with his son and wife.
England’s World Cup celebration was reduced to such unclothed skeleton in a midst of their Australia tie that a fielding coach, Paul Collingwood, who incited 43 today, was pulpy into movement as a surrogate fielder.
However, there should be a fuller element of players to select from in Monday’s second warm-up opposite Afghanistan, that takes place during The Oval.
Adil Rashid, who has been nursing a shoulder injury, was fit to play in a nets during The Oval, underneath a organisation of a bowling coach, Chris Silverwood, and a preference on either he takes partial in a compare will be done in a morning.
Joe Root, who missed a Australia diversion following a genocide of his grandfather (but took a margin as a surrogate fielder) is approaching to play, alongside Jofra Archer, who also caused England some alarm when he mixed his leg while fielding in a same game.
Liam Dawson, who separate a skin on his right ring finger, is approaching to be complacent while a wound heals fully, while Chris Woakes – who played as a dilettante batsman opposite Australia – is approaching to have his initial play given a Pakistan series.
Meanwhile Eoin Morgan, a captain, is creation enlivening swell following a “flake fracture” to his index finger that forced him out of a Australia match. He is approaching to be amply fit to take partial in a World Cup opener, though might select to rest opposite Afghanistan as well.