Mark Wood's replacement, a young West Indies bowler, was acquired by the Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 3 crore
ESPN Cricinfo reports that the ECB has decided not to include centrally contracted player Wood in the IPL 2024 to manage his workload. This is because England will host Test matches against Sri Lanka and the West Indies in the domestic summer, in addition to the T20 World Cup in June. The ECB has permitted Mark Wood to play in the IPL as a result.
Shamar Joseph, a young, deadly bowler from the West Indies, has signed with the Lucknow Super Giants, an IPL team. Mark Wood, the fast bowler for England, has been replaced by Shamar Joseph.
Mark Wood, an England fast bowler, has left the Lucknow Supergiants to be replaced by Shamar Joseph, a West Indies fast bowler. He would cost Rs 3 crore to join the Supergiants, according to an IPL statement on Saturday.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, the ECB has ruled out centrally contracted player Wood from IPL 2024 to manage his workload, as the T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in June and England will host West Indies and Sri Lanka for Test matches in the domestic summer. Recently, the ECB barred Jofra Archer from being a part of the IPL 2024 auction, as the board does not want to take any risks before the T20 World Cup.
Joseph recently played his first Test match for the West Indies against Australia. In his first-ever Test match, Steve Smith was dismissed off the first ball. In Adelaide, the West Indies lost that game. Joseph caused a stir in the second test by taking seven wickets and assisting the West Indies in winning by eight runs, despite being hurt at Gabba. Since 1997, the West Indies had not won a Test match in Australia before.
It is noteworthy that, before the 2022 season, Wood was signed by the Super Giants for Rs 7.50 crore through an auction. He did not, however, play that season because of an elbow injury. In four IPL 2023 games, Wood claimed 11 wickets at an average of 11.82.