England has suffered a setback before the third match of the Test series being played against India. England is trailing behind India in the five-match Test series. Ahead of the third match to be played at Headingley, the hosts’ fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the match. There was doubt about his match playing since he was injured in the second match played at Lord’s. It became clear on Monday that he would not be available to play in the next match.
The third match of the five-match Test series being played between India and England is to start from August 25. Mark was injured while fielding during the second Test against India at Lord’s. After the end of the match, coach Chris Silverwood also called his injury serious. There was doubt about playing in the third match. The coach had clearly stated that he knew his injury was serious and that he would not be pressured to play the match until he felt fully fit.
He will be part of the team in Leeds and will continue his rehab work with the England medical team, said a statement issued by the ECB. After the end of this Test match, the 31-year-old bowler’s injury will be reconsidered.
Sadiq Mehmood can debut
Fast bowler Sadiq Mahmood, who has now been included in the team after Mark’s injury, may get a chance to make the Test debut. By the way, Craig Overton is also included in the list of potential players. He can also be included in the playing XI in place of Mark.
The list of injured players got long
Even before this, the England team is in trouble due to an injured player. The team’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes has gone on an indefinite break due to injury and mental trouble. While fast bowler Jofra Archer will also not be able to play cricket this whole year. Veteran fast bowler Stuart Broad has also been ruled out of the series due to injury.