Mark Wood accepts that he turned a corner in his vocation when he last confronted West Indies in a Test coordinate, at St Lucia in February 2019, and says that the recollections of his order execution in that challenge could have a direction when the two groups meet again at the Ageas Bowl one month from now. After a physical issue tormented beginning to his Test profession, Wood had not been a piece of Britain’s arrangements for the Caribbean year and a half prior, however was called up from the Britain Lions voyage through Australia when Olly Stone surrendered to a pressure crack in the main seven day stretch of the visit.
Also, however he had no influence in Britain’s two arrangement losing routs at Barbados and Antigua, Wood compensated for some recent setbacks in surprising design at the Daren Sammy Ground, revealing another progressively scored approach arrive at speeds in abundance of 95mph and guarantee his lady Test five-wicket pull. Furthermore, however a side strain supported On the planet Cup last managed Wood out of the previous summer’s Remains, he demonstrated that St Lucia execution was nobody off with another savage showcase against South Africa at Johannesburg in January, where he fixed Britain’s 3-1 arrangement win with his second Player-of-the-Match execution in three Tests.
“”It truly gave me certainty going ahead into the World Cup and into South Africa along these lines, indeed, it most likely was my reliable snappiest,” Wood said of the St Lucia spell, in which he asserted four wickets in about 23 conveyances on the second evening of the match. “I felt in an incredible spot, mentally and physically and I still look back on that performance with fond memories. The possibility of Wood and Bowman bowling couple in a Test match may not yet have happened, yet it turned into a normal component of Britain’s 2019 World Cup triumph, and Wood conceded that the craving to exceed each other in the pace stakes was a key element of their “agreeable contention”.
“I can’t represent Jofra however I certainly need to be snappier than him and I’m certain he needs to be speedier than me,” Wood said. “Particularly On the planet Cup, he used to kid about it all the time that they were putting my velocities up higher intentionally. If we somehow managed to play together it would be energizing.