England’s Mark Wood has removed his name from the IPL 2021 Player’s Auction which is scheduled to take place on Thursday in Chennai.
According to the reports by ESPNcricinfo franchises were informed at a briefing in Chennai on Wednesday that Mark Wood has pulled out of the IPL 2021 auction in order to spend more time with his family at home. Rs 2 crores is the highest reserve price & pacer Mark Wood was among the eight overseas players who chose to me allotted in the highest price bracket.
Also Wood, & Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow on Wednesday joined England’s squad in Chennai ahead of their first test against India. The third test will start from 24th February & it will be a pink ball test which will be played in Ahmedabad.
“The pair have rejoined the England men’s cricket team after time at home,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had said. The pair had also attended “their first training session after coming out of quarantine”.
On Tuesday, India levelled the test series with 1-1 score against England after a terrific 317 runs win in the second test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. India remains in contention to enter the finals of the ICC World Test Championship after winning the second test match against England to level the scores in the four match test series.
The victory helped India to secure 2nd position with 69.7 percentage points on the points table but they have to win 3rd Test as they need to win 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the finals of the inaugural season of the World Test Championship.