ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mark Wood in doubt for West Indies match
England’s fast bowler, Mark Wood is set to undergo a fitness test on June 14 ahead of England’s match against West Indies in World Cup 2019. He has delivered the fastest ball (154kph) in the tournament to date, reported discomfort in his left ankle following victory over Bangladesh on Saturday.
England captain Eoin Morgan said: “His ankle is a little bit sore at the moment. We haven’t bowled for a few days so it depends how he feels when he bowls in the morning. If it’s still sore, we probably won’t take a risk.”
England had good news of their regular wicket-keeper, Jos Butler. Butler, who was able to take full part in training on Friday – he even performed a few keeping drills in the driving rain – after sustaining a bruised hip on Saturday that prevented him from keeping wicket. Jos Butler is now considered fully fit and will be taking gloves on Friday.
England will play their next match on June 14 against West Indies at Southampton.