As per Sky Sports activities, Wooden appeared to drag up throughout a mild job at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. He took no half in elective apply, which was seemingly a precautionary measure as England confirmed that he had normal physique stiffness.
If the bowler doesn’t function within the second semi-final in opposition to India on Thursday, it is going to be an enormous blow to England. The bowler has constantly topped 90 kmph since his return from elbow damage, which stored him inactive for a lot of the summer time.
Within the ongoing T20 World Cup, the bowler has carried out brilliantly for his aspect. In 4 matches, the bowler has bagged 9 wickets at a mean of 12.00 and an economic system charge of seven.71. His finest bowling figures within the event thus far are 3/26.
He stays a key element of the English tempo assault alongside Sam Curran, who’s the aspect’s main wicket-taker within the event with a complete of 10 scalps, together with a historic spell of 5/10 in opposition to Afghanistan, which made him the primary English bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is.
Tymal Mills is the closest England has as a like-for-like alternative for the right-arm quick bowler. Although he’s a left-armer, Mills is able to bowling at an excessive tempo.
Issues over Wooden is one other potential headache for England, which is but to make a name over the supply of left-handed batter Dawid Malan, who tweaked his left groin whereas fielding throughout his aspect’s earlier match in opposition to Sri Lanka. England received the match and it earned them a place within the semis.
Although Malan is optimistic about that includes within the semi-final in opposition to India on Thursday, England might be reluctant to take any dangers given the magnitude of what’s at stake.
The left-hander is a key a part of England’s top-order, having scored 1,748 runs at a mean of 38.84 as an anchor. His consistency and quantity of runs scored have stored him throughout the high 10 of the ICC T20I batting rankings. Malan has additionally topped the record for lengthy stretches.
Presently, within the sixth place, he’s England’s highest-ranked T20I batter.
Phil Salt is prone to take Malan’s place if he’s dominated out.