Mark Wood (cricketer)

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Mark Wood
The England Cricket Team Ashes 2015 (wood cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameMark Andrew Wood
Born (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 29)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Height6 ft (183 cm)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 667)21 May 2015 v New Zealand
Last Test9 February 2019 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 241)8 May 2015 v Ireland
Last ODI2 March 2019 v England
ODI shirt no.33
T20I debut (cap 73)23 June 2015 v New Zealand
Last T20I10 March 2019 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.33
Domestic team information
2011–presentDurham (squad no. 33)
2018Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 11)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 13 40 51 72
Runs scored 297 45 1,433 107
Batting average 16.50 9.00 21.38 6.68
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/5 0/0
Top score 52 13 72* 24
Balls bowled 2,408 1,987 8,052 3,366
Wickets 36 41 162 87
Bowling average 37.36 45.14 27.37 34.37
5 wickets in innings 1 0 9 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/41 4/33 6/46 4/33
Catches/stumpings 5/– 9/– 14/– 19/–
Source: [1], 10 March 2019

Mark Andrew Wood (born 11 January 1990) is an English cricketer. Wood is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast around 90 mph.

Domestic career[edit]

Minor counties[edit]

Wood made his debut in county cricket for Northumberland in 2008 against Norfolk in MCCA Knockout Trophy. He played Minor counties cricket for Northumberland from 2008 to 2010, making 3 Minor Counties Championship appearances[1] and 3 MCCA Knockout Trophy appearances.[2]


In the 2011 season, he made his debut for Durham in a first-class match against Durham MCCU.[3] He followed this up by making his List A debut against Northamptonshire in the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40.[4] He has since made a further first-class appearance against Sri Lanka A,[3] and a further List A appearance against Scotland in the Clydesdale Bank 40.[4] Wood made his debut for the England Lions in their 2014 tour of Sri Lanka.

Indian Premier League[edit]

On 28 January 2018, Wood was bought by Chennai Super Kings for INR 1.5 crores for the 2018 IPL season.

International career[edit]

2015: West Indies and Ireland[edit]

In March 2015, Wood was named in the England Test squad for the tour of the West Indies.[5] However, he did not play in the series.

He made his One-Day International debut for England against Ireland on 8 May 2015.[6] The match was affected by rain and little cricket was played, although Wood did take his first international wicket.

2015: New Zealand[edit]

He made his Test debut for England later the same month against New Zealand.[7] In the first Test Wood took figures of 3-93 in New Zealand's first innings. He then took 1-47 in their second innings to help England win the match by 124 runs and go 1-0 up in the series. In the following Test Wood continued to impress, taking figures of 2-62 in New Zealand's first innings. He also made a useful 19 with the bat. In New Zealand's second innings he took another three wickets, this time at the expense of 97 runs. England lost the match by 199 runs and the series was drawn at 1-1.

Wood played in the third ODI against New Zealand, taking figures of 1-48. In the next game he took figure of 1-49 to help England win by seven wickets and level the series at 2-2. Although Wood did not take a wicket in the final game of the series, taking 0-70, England still won to win the series 3-1.

He made his Twenty20 International debut in the same series on 23 June 2015.[8] He finished with figures of 3-26 as England won by 56 runs.

2015: Ashes series[edit]

Wood taking the final wicket of the Fourth Test of the 2015 Ashes series at Trent Bridge

Wood took 2-68 in Australia's first innings of the first Ashes Test and followed this up by taking 2-53 in their second innings to help England win the match by 169 runs. In the second Test he only took one wicket in the Australian first innings, finishing with figures of 1-92 as England lost the match by 405 runs. He was ruled out of the third Test through injury, but returned in the fourth Test, taking 1-13 in Australia's first innings. In the second innings he took figures of 3-69 including the wicket that won the match for England, which meant they regained the Ashes. England lost the final Test of the series, with Wood taking 1-59 in Australia first innings. However, England won the series 3-2 to regain the Ashes.

Wood was selected for the first ODI against Australia, although he was expensive, finishing with figures of 1-72 as Australia won the game. He kept his place for the next game, but he again proved expensive, this time finishing with 0-65 from his nine overs, although England went on to win the game by three wickets. After being dropped from the side for the next two games, he returned for the final ODI and took figures of 1-25, although a poor batting performance from England meant they lost the game and the series 3-2.

2015: Pakistan[edit]

He played in the first Test against Pakistan although he only picked up one wicket in the match, which ended in a draw, as England were unable to force a win due to bad light. He played in the second Test, which England lost, although he performed well. He took 3-39 in Pakistan's first innings and followed this up with another two wickets in the second innings, although Pakistan went on to win the match in convincing fashion, by 178 runs.

An ankle injury ruled Wood out of England's entire series against Sri Lanka, and he also missed the start of the return series against Pakistan.

2016: Pakistan[edit]

Wood returned from injury in time for the first ODI against Pakistan. He took figures of 1-57 as England won by 44 runs on the D/L Method. He took 3/46 in the next match as England restricted Pakistan to 251 and won the match by four wickets. In the third match of the series he took figures of 1-75 as England won by 169 runs. After missing the fourth match, he returned for the final match of the series and took figures of 2-56, although England lost the match by four wickets, although they won the series 4-1.

2019: West Indies[edit]

Wood was called up to replace injured Olly Stone in a 3-test tour of the West Indies. He did not play in the first 2 matches which England lost, but was drafted in to the team for the third test in St.Lucia. Wood bowled the fastest of any bowler in the match and in the Windies' first innings took 5 wickets for 41 runs off 8.2 overs - his first five-wicket Test haul helping England to a 142-run lead over West Indies on day two of the final test.


  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Mark Wood". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Mark Wood". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by Mark Wood". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Mark Wood". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Trott: England recall Warwickshire batsman". BBC Sport. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ "England tour of Ireland, Only ODI: Ireland v England at Dublin, May 8, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  7. ^ "New Zealand tour of England, 1st Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  8. ^ "New Zealand tour of England, Only T20I: England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 23, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.

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