Without Mark Wood’s services, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will have to make it through the IPL 2023 playoffs. The England fast bowler departed the competition in the final week of April to attend the birth of his child; he is not anticipated to return as the franchise made it into the knockout rounds late in the campaign.
Prior to the team’s red-ball summer, an ECB official has reportedly confirmed that Wood will stay in England.
The pacer has been selected for the team’s sole test against Ireland, which starts on June 1. Additionally, the Ben Stokes-led team has the crucial Ashes series beginning on June 16 to look forward to.
LSG will face Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator match on May 24 in Chennai.
With England now dealing with an injury issue, Mark Wood’s participation in the setup becomes crucial. James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, and Olly Stone, to name a few, have lately all suffered minor injuries while participating in the County Championship.
However, Jofra Archer’s 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been cut short owing to a stress fracture in his elbow, which has ruled him out of the rest of the summer.
Ben Stokes, the captain of England, will not play for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023 playoffs. Stokes played in just two games of this year’s lucrative tournament.
Only two of the 15 England players who competed in the 2023 IPL are still active, and they are Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan.
Mark Wood In IPL 2023 For Lucknow Super Giants
At the 2022 super auction, the KL Rahul-led franchise secured the English pacer for a price of 7.50 crore. He made his debut at the franchise’s inaugural home game in Lucknow but was forced to miss the 2022 season due to injury.
In his remarkable debut performance, Wood utterly destroyed the Delhi Capitals (DC) batting lineup, finishing with figures of 5/14. He collected 11 wickets in four games, missed the following round of games due to illness and injuries, and then left the competition to go home.