BBC.com – Mark Wood hopes to stake his claim for a late Ashes call-up when England Lions face a Queensland XI in Brisbane in a three-day match starting on Monday.

Summary

  • Mark Wood hopes to stake his claim for a late Ashes call-up when England Lions face a Queensland XI in Brisbane in a three-day match starting on Monday.
  • Wood, 27, has not played for England since July but bowled to his old team-mates in the nets in Brisbane.
  • Head coach Trevor Bayliss, national selector James Whitaker and director of England cricket Andrew Strauss have told Wood he could be called up to play in the Ashes.
  • In his BBC Sport column, cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said England needed Wood’s pace.
  • “If he gets through the match, I would like to see him join the senior squad in Perth, because England need an option to rattle the Australians,” said Agnew.


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