IPL Match Prediction : Mark Wood Withdraws from IPL 2024; Shamar Joseph Named Replacement

Indian Premier League 2024: England’s standout pacer, Mark Wood, has been sidelined from IPL 2024 due to undisclosed reasons. Lucknow Super Giants face a significant setback with the loss of one of the world’s premier bowlers at present. However, they have named a fitting replacement in the form of the promising young talent from the West Indies, Shamar Joseph. The West Indian right-arm fast bowler delivered an exceptional bowling performance during his debut series in Australia, notably in the second innings of the second Test match at Gabba, where West Indies engineered one of the most remarkable comeback victories in cricket history.

The Indian Premier League subsequently issued a statement confirming the recent developments on Saturday.

“Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have appointed Shamar Joseph as a replacement for pacer Mark Wood for the upcoming edition of the TATA Indian Premier League 2024. Joseph will join LSG for ₹3 Crore. The speedster played a pivotal role in West Indies’ Test triumph at the Gabba, claiming 7 wickets in the 2nd innings to secure a historic victory in Australia. This will mark Joseph’s maiden IPL stint,” the statement read.

Mark Wood’s History in the Indian Premier League Summarized

Mark Wood has a track record of missing the Indian Premier League due to injuries or national commitments. Speculation suggests that Wood’s recent withdrawal is due to the workload on the English cricketer, considering the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. Wood has participated in only 5 IPL matches, with four of them for the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023, where he impressively claimed 11 wickets.

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