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ICC World Cup 2019 | Mark Wood Cleared For England's World Cup Opener

England fast bowler Mark Wood has cleared the fitness test for the World Cup opener against South Africa, a team spokesman announced Monday

AFP |May 28, 2019, 3:36 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Mark Wood Cleared For England's World Cup Opener

London: England fast bowler Mark Wood has cleared the fitness test for the World Cup opener against South Africa, a team spokesman announced Monday.

The Durham quick left the field early while running in to bowl during Saturday's warm-up defeat by Australia in Southampton after suffering a foot injury.

Wood's injury-plagued career has been blighted by a history of repeated ankle problems but hospital scans saw the 29-year-old given the all clear for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup, against South Africa at the Oval.

Wood has been one of England's quickest bowlers of recent years.

But fears over his ability to stay fit for prolonged periods remain and he has bowled a mere 13.1 overs since the start of the season in a bid to reduce his workload prior to the World Cup.

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