England’s troubles in the five-match Test series against India are not going away. England are trailing 0-1 in the series and are busy preparing for the third Test starting on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, England has suffered a major setback. In fact, England pacer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test. Wood was injured during the second Test at Lord’s. Mark Wood will be with the team in Leeds and will be in rehabilitation. Wood’s absence is a major blow to England. Because even experienced pacer Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the Test series.
Broad did not even play in the Lord’s Test. Joffra Archer and Ben Stokes are also not part of the squad for the series. England’s fast attack has been weakened by the absence of these bowlers. The burden will now be on the great bowlers James Anderson and Oli Robinson.