Mark Wood The performance of Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023 has been good but still their position is not secure. The upcoming matches are important for him, although before that Mark Wood is leaving the team.
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New Delhi, The Lucknow team, which is performing well in IPL 2023, has suffered a major setback. There are reports that the fast bowler who took the most wickets for the team this seasonWill not be able to play the last few matches. He is returning to England. Wood is about to become a father and wants to be present with his wife for the birth of the child. Obviously the team captain KL Rahul will be very happy for his friend but his happiness is also a source of sorrow for him.
Actually Mark Wood has been the most successful bowler of Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2023. This right-arm fast bowler has taken 11 wickets in 4 matches. Now if Mark Wood does not play in the upcoming league matches, then it is nothing less than a big blow for this team.
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Wood is a very important player of Lucknow
The position of Lucknow is definitely strong in the points table of IPL 2023 but it has not won the playoff race yet. He has won 4 out of 7 matches. Meaning now this team has to win at least 4 matches in the remaining 7 matches. Now, if Wood is not there in the coming few matches, then the bowling department of Lucknow will definitely be weak.
Lucknow has the option of Wood
By the way, Mark Wood has not played the last two matches due to illness and in his absence, Afghan seamer Naveen-ul-Haq has performed well. But he is not a wicket taker like Mark Wood. Mark Wood created a sensation by taking five wickets against Delhi in his very first match of this season. There is no break in his speed. It will be interesting to see what the Lucknow team will do next.
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Let us tell that Lucknow now has to play its next match against Punjab Kings on 28 April. May be this match is the last match of Mark Wood this season. But after this match, Lucknow has to face strong teams like Chennai and Bangalore, it seems difficult for Wood to stay there. There are also reports that even if Lucknow reaches the playoffs, Mark Wood will not join the team. If Mark Wood goes to England, hisIt is said to be difficult to return. In such a situation, it is clear that this is not good news for captain KL Rahul.