IPL 2022: Mark Wood of Lucknow Super Giants has been ruled out.
The Lucknow Super Giants dealt a major blow ahead the start of the Indian Premier League 2022. As England pacer Mark Wood has been rule out of the upcoming season. Wood suffer an elbow injury during the recently concluded first Test between England and the West Indies.
Mark Wood injured his right elbow while fielding and walked out of the first Test against, the West Indies last week after bowling only 17 overs. He had bowled just five overs on Day 3 before leaving the field as the Test match ended in a draw. The pacer will not play for his team, the Lucknow Super Giants.
According to ESPNCricinfo. The Lucknow Super Giants have receive a medical update from the ECB. Confirming that Wood has been rule out of bowling for the time being and will be unable to participate in the IPL 2022. Wood selected by Lucknow Super Giants at the IPL 2022 mega auction last month for a fee of Rs 7.5 crore.
He expect to play a key role for the franchise in their IPL debut season. Partnering with players such as Avesh Khan, Jason Holder, and Marcus Stoinis, among others. However, Lucknow are set to lose his services and have yet to find a replacement for the England fast bowler.
IPL 2022: Huge Blow for Lucknow Super Giants
Wood’s absence is expect to have a significant impact on the Lucknow Super Giants’ plans. Throughout the season, as the team has few overseas pace options. Holder and Stoinis expect to take on more responsibility in the powerplay and death overs for the franchise in the absence of England’s fast bowler.
The KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants will kick off their IPL 2022 campaign against the Gujarat Titans. March 28 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. On March 31, they will play the defending champions, the Chennai Super Kings.