Mark Wood

England
Age
January 11, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Ashington, Northumberland
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

England’s search for a homegrown tearaway fast bowler seems to have ended with the emergence of Mark Wood.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, Durham, England XI, Chennai Super Kings, England Lions, North, London Spirit

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
59
19
11
72
14
9
91
79.12
0
0
7
0
T20I
14
2
2
10
5*
-
12
83.33
0
0
1
0
Test
20
32
6
392
52*
15.08
700
56
0
1
60
3
IPL
1
1
0
1
1
1
3
33.33
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
59
57
2921
2661
70
4/33
5.47
38.01
41.73
2
0
0
T20I
14
14
321
422
22
3/26
7.89
19.18
14.59
0
0
0
Test
20
35
3446
1905
49
5/41
3.32
38.88
70.33
0
1
0
IPL
1
1
24
49
0
-
12.25
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Mark Wood played his first Test match in May 2015 against New Zealand. Figures of 3/93 and 1/47 in the first Test of the series helped England win by 124 runs. Despite Wood’s five wickets and 19 useful runs in the next game, New Zealand won to level the series. With two wickets in each innings, Wood helped England to a 169-run win in the first Ashes Test later that year. He grabbed five more wickets to help England regain the Ashes, 3-2. Since then, Wood was making irregular appearances in Tests, with a series against Pakistan in October 2015 followed by an away series against South Africa in July 2017, an away series in New Zealand in March 2018 and a home series against Pakistan two months later. Then came the tour of the West Indies held in February 2019. His first fifer in Tests came in the third Test at St Lucia when his 5/41 in the hosts’ first innings ensured a 142-run lead for England. Wood returned to Tests in January 2020 during England’s tour of South Africa. His 95 runs and 12 wickets in the two-match series were key to England’s series win. Wood advertised his all-round ability, scoring 42 runs in the first innings of the third Test in the series against South Africa. His 3/32 in South Africa’s second innings helped England score a win. In the fourth Test, Wood was even more impressive adding four wickets in South Africa’s second innings to the 5/46 he had taken in their first one. He added value with an innings of 35 to see his side emerge victorious again. In 16 Test matches, Wood has scored 399 runs at an average of 18.13 with the highest score of 52. He has also taken 50 wickets at 32.36 with two fifers, including his best bowling figures of 5/41.

ODI Career

Wood played his first ODI match and took his first international wicket in May 2015 against Ireland. A month later, against the visiting New Zealanders, he took two wickets to help England win the series 3-1. After some mediocre performances against the visiting Australians in September 2015, in August 2016, Wood took seven wickets against the visiting Pakistan team to help England to a 4-1 series win. In the ICC Champions Trophy held in June 2017, Wood recorded his most impressive performance, taking 4/33 to help England score a victory by the DL method in a rain-hit match. Another match-winning performance came at St George’s against the West Indies in February 2019 when Wood’s 4/60 on a batting track restricted the hosts to 389 in their chase of an imposing target of 419. Later that year, Wood took a match-winning 3/19 in a World Cup match against the West Indies to bowl them out for 212. Three more commendable performances came in the group stage of the 2019 World Cup, with figures of 2/40, 3/40 and 3/34 against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. In 51 ODI matches, Wood has taken 61 wickets at an average of 39.09 with the best bowling figures of 4/33.

T20I Career

Mark Woods played his first T20I match in June 2015 against New Zealand at Manchester. Though he did not get to bat in the match, his 3/26 with the ball proved to be a match-winning turn as Wood helped restrict New Zealand to a score of 135 in their chase of a target of 192. Two years later at Southampton, Wood had another match-winning performance, this time against the visiting South Africans. His 2/36 kept the South African score down to 142/3 and England chased the target down in 14.3 overs. At Basseterre in March 2019, Wood took a devastating toll of 3/9 in his allotted four overs to help bowl the West Indies out for a measly 71, a score that England chased down in less than 11 overs, losing just two wickets in the process. In 8 T20Is, Wood has taken 15 wickets at an average of 17.73 with his best bowling figures of 3/9.

IPL Career

Bought by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2018 IPL season, Wood did not get an opportunity to show himself after being allowed to play just the one match, in which he scored unflattering figures of 0/49 in four overs at an economy rate of 12.25 runs an over.

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