English pace bowler Mark Wood is unlikely to feature in the second Test match against West Indies. England is on a tour of the West Indies and where they were scheduled to play five T20Is and three Tests. After the hosts thrashed England in the T20I series, winning it by 3-2 they were looking to defeat the visitors in the three-match Test series as well. The first Test wasn’t great for either side as it was a draw at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua. During this first Test against West Indies, England pacer Mark Wood got injured and was taken out of the field after that.
The pacer did bowl 17 overs but then couldn’t continue due to pain in his elbow on day 3 when West Indies was playing their first innings. It is not yet decided which bowler would replace Mark Wood in the squad but it seems England will announce it soon as they have been scheduled to play the second Test against Windies from 16th March.
After the first Test was drawn, it is likely that both the teams will look forward to winning this second one to earn some crucial points in the ICC World Test Championship’s points table. There are only 2 games remaining and it will be interesting to see whether the Windies win this series as well after T20Is or English men will go back to England with some smiles.