England fast bowler Mark Wood, who played a significant role in England’s maiden World Cup victory will miss the remainder of the season with a side strain. The host defeated New Zealand in the finals on the Super Over boundary count after the game of cricket failed to separate both the teams.

Wood ruled out with injury

Wood copped up an injury during the finals of the World Cup. The tall and lanky who bowled at a consistent pace throughout the competition felt some pain on his side during the pinnacle clash. However, with the game slipping away, Mark Wood continued to bowl and in the process increased the magnitude of the injury. As a result, the pacer is missing from the ongoing Ashes squad. The English quick will also undergo surgery on his right knee to clean excess cartilage. While the operation won’t take much time to heal, the side strain to take longer to recover fully.

Mark Wood. Credit: Getty Images

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Mark Wood will be eyeing a return to the squad for the ICC World T20 which is in little more than a year time. While England have intimidated they will field a second-string side in the Test series in New Zealand as the series does not count towards the World Test Championship, Wood will have to wait longer to make a return to the Test side. The England pacer finished as the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament after Jofra Archer with 18 wickets.

The 29-year-old Wood has struggled due to injuries throughout his career. But by working on his fitness and changing a few technical aspects, Mark Wood has enjoyed good success in recent times. He will look to bounce back stronger after recovering fully from injury.