Mark Wood is gearing up for the three-match India vs England ODI series in Pune. Wood who already had an impression in the T20I series, all set to make the hosts trouble in the upcoming series.
Wood Ready for ODI Series
Mark Wood was a highlight from the England camp during the T20I series between India and England. His pace has been a key feature of his game but he consistently touched the 150 kmph mark in the last series. While speaking to Graeme Swann ahead of the first ODI in Pune, he said, “I think just confidence to be honest. Confidence in my action, confidence in my run-up. It took a while to get used to it properly, but now I feel comfortable.”
Wood added, “Over a period of time in the one-day team, I have been amongst the group for a long time, so I have the trust of the captain and the lads. As long as I can keep trying to bowl quick and put in good performances then hopefully, I can try and stay in the team.”
Wood to Lead England Bowling
Mark Wood was the second-highest wicket-taker for England with five wickets in four games. He was effective in two England wins. Since England are trying to end the tour on a happy note, no wonder Wood would be a key weapon for the visitors. “Change of venue, which is nice. In different conditions, we will have to adapt early and see what happens. I am very excited. It is a good team, as well so it will be a good test. We saw in the last T20I how strong their batting was. I certainly felt that! It will be a good test and one that we will have to be ready for.”
There no Jofra Archer which means, Wood will be leading the attack for England. “I am looking forward to it. With a couple of senior guys not here, it is nice to be one of those (leader of the bowling attack).” He continued, “Not just the bowlers, there are plenty of people to grab a hold of and get some advice if you need it.”