Cricket World Cup 2019 England bowler Wood fit to face South Africa


England bowler Mark Wood will be fit to face South Africa in the opening game of the World Cup on Thursday.

He went off in the defeat by Australia in the warm-up game on Saturday after feeling discomfort in his left foot.

The Durham bowler had his foot scanned and has been passed fit to play – although he will not feature in Monday’s warm-up against Afghanistan.

Captain Eoin Morgan will bat against Afghanistan after recovering from a small flake fracture to his finger.

Morgan, who sustained the injury to his left index finger during catching drills last Friday and missed the game against Australia, will not field as a precaution so vice-captain Jos Buttler will take control when England bowl.

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