Mark Wood already possesses the flexibility to intimidate batsmen together with his specific tempo however the England speedster on Wednesday revealed that he’s working behind the scenes to develop a slow yorker that will be useful when the T20 World Cup motion unfolds on Indian pitches later this 12 months.
Wood mentioned he realised the significance to have a slow ball whereas competing on Indian pitches when he performed with India pacer Shardul Thakur within the IPL, the place they play for Chennai Super Kings.
With simply seven months to go for the T20 World Cup in India, Woods is making a acutely aware effort so as to add ammunition to his arsenal.
“Watching their bowlers… I played with Shradul Thakur at Chennai (Super Kings). And he’s got a new slower ball. So just looking at that and how well that’s worked here, it’s something that I’m trying to adapt into my game,” Wood advised the British media right here on Wednesday.
“My role has been pretty clear, the plans that I have been trying to do. Behind the scenes, I’m still trying to learn new things, slow balls try to get that on my yorker ball and so there are always things to improve on.”
“These are the conditions we’re gonna come up against in the World Cup, so it’s trying to get the right skills in place to be able to adapt on any given surface or the type of pitches we might come across here,” he defined.
The England pacer, who didn’t characteristic within the Test collection, has consistently troubled the Indian high order within the T20I clocking 140-kph-plus constantly.
But he nonetheless doesn’t really feel that his spot within the taking part in XI is assured. “I played well in a couple of games but, you know, last summer, I played well against Australia and then I missed out in South Africa. We have got many good bowlers that I don’t feel like my place is a given.”
Wood mentioned the collection provides him an opportunity to cement his place for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
“It provides me an opportunity to show myself on this collection and in the end all of us need to be half of that group that performs within the World Cup and hopefully wins the World Cup for England.
“We’ve got plenty of backups, people go in and out of form, injuries will come and go. So it’s important that, as a group, no one takes a sport for granted.”
Wood nevertheless mentioned it provides him immense confidence that England skipper Eoin Morgan has recognized him as a member of their core group.
“Eoin is a superb chief, somebody once I do not play he tells in a straightway why I’m not taking part in and what he desires me to enhance on. And when I’m taking part in he is very clear about my function, it’s totally clear what he is after for me within the sport phrases of plans and issues.
“So it gives me a lot of confidence that he sees me that way. We both get on well and know each other well enough to have that relationship. I’m delighted that he feels that way but that doesn’t, by any means, mean that I’m a given in the team. So gotta keep working hard off-the-field as well as on-the-field, keep delivering.”
Asked whether or not he feels pissed off of being not recognised as an entity on his personal and is continually in comparison with his new-ball accomplice Jofra Archer, he mentioned it brings the most effective out of him.
“It does not trouble us in phrases of being rivals, it is the identical query all of the time, is not it. That’s Jofra and I try to go sooner than one another. Now we have performed collectively a lot that we simply take pleasure in it collectively.
“It brings the best out of me as it does I’m sure to him. We just concentrate on our own roles. It’s great to be able to back that up together and put the pressure on the opposition,” he mentioned.