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Cricket news - Wood returns to Test squad as Stone's replacement

Wood last played Test cricket for England in the first match of last summer against Pakistan at Lord's.

England fast-bowler Mark Wood called-up to the injured Olly to replace stone for the Rest of the West Indies Test tour. Stone was excluded from the three-match series with a stress fracture in the lower back and return home from time to time.

Wood last played Test cricket for England in the first game of last summer against Pakistan in the Lord. Following England's heavy defeat, and his lack of wickets, he was later dropped for the next fight, and was seen no more in red-ball cricket again. Stone, the call-up for the tour of Sri Lanka before Christmas, and the Caribbean-a tour of wood had been pushed further down the pecking order. The 29-year-old however, seems to have moved ahead of Somerset's Jamie Overton, a melon, which may generate as stone, serious pace.

It was assumed that for the Sri Lanka tour, it came to a choice between stone and Overton and it is a wonder that wood was called, instead, the Somerset man. Known as a bowler, capable of over 90 mph self -, wood-speeds were generally down over the past year, but it feels more run, he worked with the English lions in the UAE at the end of last year, to prove dividends in this regard His ability to reverse swing, the ball may also have worked to his favor, especially for the slower and lower pitches of the last two venues of Antigua and St. Lucia.

With wood expected to come out in the Caribbean over the weekend, he will not be taken into account with reasonable certainty for the first Test in Barbados, which begins on Wednesday (23. January), with Sam Curran probably the third fast bowler's spot. He can come into contention for the second and third games, but even then he has no match practice behind him, prove to be a game too far for England.

If he plays, will want to improve on his Test data set, the play is currently at 30 wickets at 41.73 12. Injuries followed him since his debut in the 2015 Ashes series, and he had every right to be offended at some of the selection decisions he has but in the end, neither he has performed to the level he is capable of in red-ball cricket. He has to show a further opportunity, what he can do.

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