England won the first Test and suffered a 151-run defeat at the hands of India in the second Test at the historic Lord’s. Following this defeat, Mebzon is 0-1 in the five-match Test series. After falling behind in the series, England can now face another big setback. England paceman Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test against India due to a shoulder injury on the fourth day of the second Test. England are already playing without some key players due to injury.
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Stuart Broad, Joffra Archer and Chris Vox are already out of the series due to injuries. Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite leave of absence due to mental health reasons. Now Wood can join this list as well. Chris Silverwood, England’s head coach, said: ‘Doctors have been keeping an eye on his injury. The situation will become even clearer in the next couple of days. Only after talking with him and the doctor do we make the decision. The third Test will begin on August 25 at Headingley. The first Test played in Nottingham ended in a draw.
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It was India’s third win so far at Lord’s, with India leading 1-0 in the five-match Test series. On the fifth and final day of the match, India set a target of 272 in 60 overs against England on Monday, but the Indian bowlers piled up the 120 for England in the 52nd over. Mohammad Siraj (4/32), Jaspreet Bumrah (3/33), Ishant Sharma (2/13) and Mohammad Shami (1/13) contributed to India’s victory.