West Indies vs England: Pacer Mark Wood named injured Olly Stone's replacement for Test series

England have called up fast bowler Mark Wood to replace the injured Olly Stone for their three-Test series against West Indies that starts in Bridgetown on 23 January.

Reuters, Jan 18, 2019 11:34:27 IST

Bengaluru: England have called up fast bowler Mark Wood to replace the injured Olly Stone for their three-Test series against West Indies that starts in Bridgetown on 23 January.

West Indies vs England: Pacer Mark Wood named injured Olly Stones replacement for Test series

Mark Wood last appeared in a Test at Lord's against Pakistan last summer. Reuters

Stone was ruled out of the series after sustaining a bone stress injury to his lower back.

Wood, 29, has 12 Test caps for his country, the last of which was earned in a nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan at Lord’s last May, in which he picked up two wickets.

He featured regularly for the England Lions during last year’s tour of the United Arab Emirates where they played Pakistan A.

“I’m really pleased to get the call and I do feel for Olly in these circumstances,” the right-arm fast bowler said.

“I’ve put a lot of work into my game when I was away with Lions in the UAE during November and December. My body is good to go. I left the tour of the UAE in a really good place physically.”

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2019 11:34:27 IST






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