Mark Wood

Country: England
Born: January 11, 1990, Ashington, Northumberland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Mark Wood Bio

Mark Andrew Wood is an English cricketer who has defied the odds to become one of the most exciting fast bowlers in the game. Born on January 11, 1990, in Ashington, Northumberland, Wood has overcome numerous obstacles to make his mark in international cricket.

Wood’s journey to the top has been plagued by injuries, particularly to his ankle. Many feared that these injuries would prevent him from fulfilling his potential as a fast bowler. However, Wood’s determination and resilience proved them wrong. In 2018, he decided to change his run-up, opting for a longer approach to the crease to reduce the strain on his body. This decision paid off, as Wood was able to generate impressive speeds and make a significant impact on the field.

In early 2019, Wood returned to the England team for the final Test of the Caribbean tour. He immediately made his presence felt by claiming a maiden five-wicket haul and bowling at speeds of around 95 mph. His performance was hailed as one of the quickest spells ever seen by an England bowler. This marked the beginning of a remarkable year for Wood.

Recalled to the ODI side just before the World Cup, Wood played a crucial role in England’s eventual success. Alongside Jofra Archer, he consistently delivered speeds exceeding 95 mph, making him a potent weapon in the team’s arsenal. Wood finished the tournament with 18 wickets, boasting a better strike-rate than his teammate Archer.

Despite his success, Wood never fit the prototype of a modern England fast bowler. Standing at barely 6 feet tall, he is not the imposing figure one would expect. However, his slenderness and unique bowling style have only added to his effectiveness on the field. Wood’s skiddy deliveries and ability to generate pace have made him a nightmare for batsmen worldwide.

Wood’s cricketing journey began in Ashington, the same town that produced former England fast bowler Stephen Harmison. Inspired by Harmison’s success, Wood embarked on his own journey to Australia at the age of 18 to improve his game. This experience helped shape him into the bowler he is today.

Wood’s talent caught the attention of Durham County Cricket Club, where he made his first-class debut in April 2011. He quickly established himself as a rising star, playing a crucial role in Durham’s Championship title victory in 2013. His strong performances earned him recognition on the England Lions tour to Sri Lanka, though it was cut short due to injury.

Wood’s Test debut came in 2015 against New Zealand, where he immediately made an impact, bowling above 90 mph. He continued to impress during the Ashes series later that year, playing a pivotal role in England’s victory at Trent Bridge.

Throughout his career, Wood has faced numerous setbacks due to injuries. He has undergone multiple operations on his ankle, raising concerns about his longevity as a player. However, he has always managed to bounce back, showcasing his resilience and determination.

Wood’s journey in cricket has been one of ups and downs, marked by injuries and setbacks. Yet, through it all, he has emerged as a fearless and exciting fast bowler for England. His ability to generate pace and take wickets has made him an integral part of the national team. As he continues to overcome challenges and push boundaries, Mark Wood proves that determination and perseverance can lead to great success in the game of cricket.

Mark Wood Career Stats

Mark Wood Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 54 9 735 52 16.33 1062 69.2 0 1 97 18 8 0
T20Is 28 3 3 11 5* - 13 84.61 0 0 1 0 3 0
ODIs 66 26 15 157 43* 14.27 156 100.64 0 0 14 5 14 0
FC 73 118 21 1901 72* 19.59 3209 59.23 0 5 258 24 17 0
List A 100 42 20 219 43* 9.95 239 91.63 0 0 17 6 24 0
T20s 53 16 9 118 27* 16.85 109 108.25 0 0 11 1 9 0

Mark Wood Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 32 60 5769 3125 104 6/37 9/100 30.04 3.25 55.4 2 4 0
T20Is 28 27 597 831 45 3/9 3/9 18.46 8.35 13.2 0 0 0
ODIs 66 65 3299 3039 77 4/33 4/33 39.46 5.52 42.8 2 0 0
FC 73 127 11887 6448 240 6/37 9/100 26.86 3.25 49.5 6 12 0
List A 100 97 4678 4179 123 4/33 4/33 33.97 5.35 38 2 0 0
T20s 53 52 1113 1508 76 5/14 5/14 19.84 8.12 14.6 1 1 0

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