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Mark Wood Ruled Out of IPL 2022: England fast bowler Mark Wood who has been roped by one of the new IPL team Lucknow Super Giants has been ruled out of the upcoming IPL 2022 season owing to an elbow injury.
Earlier to Wood, Alex Hales and Jason Roy registered their name in the IPL 2022 withdrawal players list.
Mark Wood Ruled Out of IPL 2022
As per a report, Wood’s status was revealed to the LSG franchise by the England Cricket Board (ECB). It confirmed that he cannot bowl and any aggravation will only cause long-term damage.
Notably, Wood had picked up the injury during the first Test against West Indies last week. It was already clear that he wouldn’t feature for Lucknow from the very start after he walked out of the drawn first Test against West Indies last week. In the match, Wood could only bowl 17 overs.
He remained on the sidelines since then, and it has now been learned that he wouldn’t be able to participate in the entire IPL Season 15.
Wood has only featured in a solitary match in the Indian Premier League 2018. He was then a part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise. Having established himself as one of the finest white-ball bowlers in the world at present, Wood’s signing had excited many LSG fans ahead of the start of IPL 2022 season.
KL Rahul Opens up on Preparation for IPL 2022
Meanwhile, the franchise captain KL Rahul has stepped up preparation ahead of the season. LSG will be making its debut alongside Gujarat Titans (GT), both of whom were added to the league this year.
“The next two months are going to be very special. It’s going to be a lot of fun, working with all the guys. We all are going to try and work together, towards winning.”
“The new season gives us a great opportunity as a new franchise to do something special and everyone on the team is very excited to do that. Can’t wait for the season and can’t wait for all of us to get on the park and win games together,” Rahul said in an Instagram video.
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LSG Squad IPL 2022
KL Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan, Ankit Rajput, K Gowtham, Dushmanta Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Evin Lewis, Mayank Yadav, Kyle Mayers.