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English pacer Mark Wood thinks 500 is gettable for England


England paceman Mark Wood insists that England team have the all power and ability to score first ever total of 500 runs in one-day international cricket.

Mark Wood bowls in a ODI match

England team had been in sublime form since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. They have got one of the most dangerous batsmen in their side undoubtedly at that moment.  In fact, they occupied the first two place in the list of highest innings totals in ODIs. And they recorded both in recent after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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They broke their own record just a year ago against Australia when they posted a huge total of 481/6 in 50 over. The previous record was also made by them when they scored 444/3 against Pakistan in 2016. And they had been scoring 300+ scores in ODI cricket continuously which wasn’t changed in the ongoing series against Pakistan too.

Wood, who is going to make his first appearance of this summer against Pakistan on Friday, May 17 after recovering from the ankle problem banked on these points. “That [500] is a realistic target for our one-day team,” Wood said. “It’s almost normal to get 350; 400 is effectively gettable. We genuinely trust that we can pursue down high scores, regardless of what the opposition get.”

He also expressed his opinion about his long awaited return to England team. “I feel in great rhythm. Regarding being 100%, I’ve not played any matches recently, so despite everything I’m feeling the loss of a bit of match fitness,” the speedster said.

“I feel fit and strong, and in great rhythm by and by, yet there’s in no way like a game when you are experiencing strain and you need that additional adrenaline. I can hardly wait to get out there and try to win the series.”

He is also looking forward to link-up with the new pace sensation of England, Jofra Archer. “I feel fit and strong, and in great rhythm by and by, yet there’s in no way like a game when you are experiencing strain and you need that additional adrenaline. I can hardly wait to get out there and try to win the series.

“Everybody needs to make the World Cup squad, so you’re edgy to push your case. Jofra is world-class and I would completely anticipate that him should be in the World Cup squad. That leaves four or five of us attempting to battle it out for different spots. Everybody has progressed nicely, it’s difficult to state what will occur. It implies that tomorrow I will have step up and put in a decent performance,” he said.

England will play against Pakistan in the 4th ODI on Friday, May 17 in Nottingham. They lead the 5-match ODI series by 2-0.

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