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IPL 2018: Mark Wood Hopes to Make a Difference in the Tournament

Bravo has one of the best slower balls in world cricket: Wood
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England International Mark Wood could not control his eagerness and excitement to join the Chennai Super Kings.

The death-over specialist for England hopes to bring in a different flavour to the team and is looking forward to contributing to the game.

Wood is excited about the prospect of playing in a different environment, as opposed to the similar settings in England and county cricket.

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“It’s going to be a different experience. Playing for England or Durham you are pretty much set whereas this is a new team and a new environment,” Mark Wood told Robert Key according to Sky Sports.

The word is exciting; I don’t know what I’m going into. It could be a little manic and crazy – but I guess that will fit in with me quite nicely,” continued Wood.

Mark Wood, from Durham, expects to contribute to CSK by helping them win matches.

Hopefully, I can bring something different to the team and try and get some wins under our belt. I’m really looking forward to the challenge,” Wood adds.

Bravo has one of the best slower balls in world cricket: Wood

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Chennai Super Kings will be determined to make a mark in the 2018 Indian Premier League as they return to the tournament after two years in the opening game Mumbai Indians. (Credit: PTI)

Additionally, Wood intends to take a few skills out of Bravo during his stay at the Chennai based franchise. Wood himself is a decent exponent of slower deliveries, much like Bravo.

[Windies all-rounder] Bravo has one of the best slower balls in world cricket – if I can tap into that it might help my game,” commented Wood on DJ Bravo.

Also, Wood is looking at his responsibilities to show off his skills, as he is a premier player on the roster.

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Chennai Super Kings last featured in IPL 8 in 2015. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

[Being an overseas player] certainly brings responsibilities, maybe I will have to show off my skills a little bit more,” the 28-year old revealed.

If you are a good bloke in the dressing room that’s the main thing, so I will be trying to add something there,” concluded Mark Wood.

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