Mark Wood has determined to finish his contract with Chennai Tremendous Kings this season in order to fly again to England and play county cricket to prepare for Test series in opposition to Pakistan. He performed only one sport for CSK this season.
Mark Wood celebrates a wicket |Photograph Credit score: AP
Mark Wood has determined to finish his ties with Chennai Tremendous Kings, for this yr, and fly again to England to play county cricket in order to prepare for the two-match Test series in opposition to Pakistan. The information was confirmed by the right-arm pacer himself who wrote a publish on social media web site, Instagram.
“The choice has been made for me to return house to England to prepare for the English summer time. Having labored so laborious to get again into the Test workforce, and since I’m not at present within the CSK facet, I’m coming house to play for Durham to hopefully put my identify within the hat for Test match choice.
“To the CSK administration, gamers, and supporters, thanks a lot for the assist and welcoming me into this household membership. It was a really proud second for me to be offered my cap by MS Dhoni. Though issues didn’t fairly go to plan this yr, I hope to have the option to put on it once more. I’ll be watching you from house and cheering you on,” a publish from him learn as.
Wood was a shock buy for Chennai Tremendous Kings, given the truth that he was at all times in competition to go away IPL early in order to land in England earlier than Pakistan series. CSK bought him at his base value of Rs 1.50 Crore within the second spherical of the IPL public sale.
He was straightaway handed a possibility however he failed to impress and went for 49 runs with no success within the first match he performed, which turned out to be the final one for him of this season.
Wood will now take the sector for Durham in opposition to Derbyshire within the county second division sport, beginning on Could 11 in Derby. He’s a possible choice for the Test workforce and will likely be pairing with James Anderson and Stuart Broad to carry out the tempo bowling duties.
Different England gamers, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, who’re nonetheless enjoying IPL 2018, will quickly go away the match in order to prepare for the upcoming Exams series.