T20 World Cup: Mark Wood says he can still bowl faster after record period | Cricket News


England bowler Mark Wood said he can still bowl faster after clocking speeds of 154 kmph in their five-wicket win over Afghanistan at the 20-20 World Cup.
Wood bowled the fastest innings in T20 World Cup history against Afghanistan on Saturday, averaging 149kmph as he dismissed the opener. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and captain Mohammad Nabi to finish with figures of 2-23.
Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar and Australians Shaun Tait and Brett Lee are the only bowlers to surpass the 100 mph (160.9 km/h) mark.
“I don’t think I’m in their bracket,” Wood told reporters.
“Even though I have more consistent high pace than them. I feel in a great place at the moment so hopefully I can keep it going,” added Wood, who returned from an elbow injury in last month’s series against Pakistan.
“I actually feel like I have more in the tank than that. I struggled in my first few overs because I was slipping quite a bit. There was a lot of grass on the wicket and it was a bit sticky on top so I slipped. .
“The record is great to hear, but I want to keep pushing the boundaries to get faster and faster.”
England play Ireland next Wednesday.


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