England fast bowler Mark Wood ruled out of Ashes 2019 due to a side strain injury

Mark Wood's injury has further increased England's woes, who are already recovering from James Anderson's injury concerns.
England fast bowler Mark Wood ruled out of Ashes 2019 due to a side strain injuryEngland fast bowler Mark Wood ruled out of Ashes 2019 due to a side strain injury
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Mark Wood, who played an important role in England's World Cup winning campaign, has been ruled out of the Ashes 2019 due to a side strain. He picked up the injury at Lord's during the World Cup finals, but continued bowling against New Zealand in th game. 

Wood had been sidelined from the Ashes against Australia for the first two Tests and was hopeful of regaining full fitness ahead of the third game. However, it is unlikely that he will recover in time, and, hence, has been ruled out. 

Wood had picked up 18 wickets in the World Cup and was the second highest wicket-taker for England in the edition after Jofra Archer. His injury has further increased England's woes after James Anderson had suffered a side strain in his right calf on Day 1 of the opening Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Thursday. He had to leave the field after 4 overs and had to undergo scans. 

Australia were dismissed for 284 runs inthe first innings of the game, with Stuart Broad picking up 5 wickets and Chris Woakes picking up three. Steven Smith helped Australia post a target of over 280 with a fine knock of 144. 

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