Mark Wood Biography
Wood, an English cricketer, was born on January 11, 1990, in Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom. He made his county cricket debut for Northumberland in the MCCA Knockout Trophy match against Norfolk in 2008.
During his time playing Minor Counties cricket for Northumberland from 2008 to 2010, Mark Wood participated in three Minor Counties Championships and three MCCA Knockout Trophy matches. In 2011, Mark made his debut for Durham in a first-class game against Durham MCCU.
He also made his List A debut against Northamptonshire in the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40. He went on to play two more first-class matches, one against Sri Lanka A and one against Scotland in the Clydesdale Bank 40. Wood’s England Lions debut took place during the team’s 2014 tour to Sri Lanka.
In January 2018, Mark was acquired by the Chennai Super Kings for INR 1.5 crores ($160,000) to play in the 2018 IPL season. However, he was unable to compete for the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 Indian Premier League due to an elbow injury.
He joined the London Spirit in April 2022 for The Hundred’s 2022 season. Wood’s international career began when he was included in the England Test team for the West Indies tour in March 2015. Although he didn’t play in the series, he made his Twenty20 International debut on June 23, 2015, in the same series against the West Indies.
In that match, he took 3-26, helping England secure a 56-run victory. During the inaugural Ashes Test, Mark Wood contributed to England’s 169-run win against Australia by taking 2-68 in the first innings and 2-53 in the second.
He also played in the first Test against Pakistan, although he only managed to take one wicket in the match, which ended in a tie due to poor lighting. Mark recovered from his injury in time for the first ODI against Pakistan and contributed with figures of 1-57 in England’s victory.
In the following game, he took 3-46, helping England secure a four-wicket win while restricting Pakistan to 251. Mark Wood was called up to replace the injured Olly Stone for the third Test of the West Indies tour, where he had an impressive performance, taking five wickets for 41 runs off 8.2 overs in the Windies’ first innings.
This was Wood’s first five-wicket haul in a Test match. He was selected for the England team in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and reached a milestone by taking his 50th ODI wicket against the West Indies. Mark played his 50th ODI for England in the semifinal against Australia.
Wood made his Test cricket comeback in the third Test of the 2019–20 South Africa tour due to injuries to James Anderson and Jofra Archer. In May 2020, he was included in a 55-player group to prepare for international matches in England after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark was part of the England squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021 and 2022. He represented England in all Super 12 games of the 2022 T20 World Cup but missed the semi-final and championship game due to injury.
Mark Wood Wife and Children
Mark Wood is a happily married man with a wonderful family. He is blessed with a loving wife named Sarah and they have been blessed with a beautiful child. Their son’s name is Harry Wood.