Mark Wood is the new star of English cricket after his incredible performance in the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia.
But while everyone – apart from West Indies’ batsmen haha! – enjoyed the sight of him sending down 95mph rockets, there’s no doubt the highlight of the game came after its conclusion when Wood was handed a novelty oversized Sandals holiday voucher for his man-of-the-match performance. He was rightly reluctant to let go of his prize, to the delight of his team-mates.
Yet believe it or not this isn’t the first time Mark Wood has held something in his fast-bowling hands. Here’s a rundown of other times Mark Wood has held things.
Ed Smith has to reveal his final 15-man squad for the World Cup at Lord’s on Tuesday, but we’ve saved him the hassle by naming it here…
“We are No. 2 in the world and that actually means that we have consistently produced some successful results in the last two years.”
West Indies kick-off their World Cup campaign on May 31 at Trent Bridge, where they face Pakistan.
Joe Burns has left the club after just one game in order to return to Australia for personal reasons.
England’s World Cup squad is far from set in stone, according to captain Eoin Morgan…
“It’s a tricky decision for selectors and I’m glad I’m not having to make that decision, but it has to be done I suppose.”
Mohammad Amir is one of three changes Pakistan have made from the squad that lost 4-0 to England in the recent ODI series.
“There’s always good rivalry between us and it’s going to be nice for us to see how we’re at against the best team in the world.”
England really ought to win the World Cup. They are so, so good.