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Wood's injury scares England ahead of Semi-Final against India

The speedster withdrew from training on Tuesday

ADELAIDE: England suffered an injury scare ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final against India as pacer Mark Wood withdrew from training due to general body stiffness in Adelaide.

Wood appeared to pull up during a light jog on the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday and did not continue in the optional session.

The 32-year-old has claimed nine wickets in four World Cup games so far. He returned to the side in the series against Pakistan after an elbow injury that kept him out for the majority of the summer. 

If Wood is unable to play against India, Tymal Mills would seem to be the most comparable option because the left-armer is similarly capable of bowling really quickly.

Earlier, the Poms' top-order batter Dawid Malan suffered a groin injury during their last Super 12 clash against Sri Lanka. The left-handed batter did not bat in his side's win over the Island nation.

Malan was rumoured to be cautiously optimistic about playing against India, but England would be wary of taking any chances considering the significant amount at stake.

England will lock horns with India in the second semi-final of the mega event at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10.

The 2010 World Champions edged hosts Australia with a better net run rate to qualify for the semi-finals. The two sides won three matches each out of five in the Super 12s. But, with a net run rate of +0.473 as compared to the Aussies' -0.173, England bagged the semi-final spot.

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