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Depleted England suffer fresh injury blow

Mark Wood has been ruled out of England’s third Test against India with a shoulder injury.

Joe Root’s side were already without Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes and have seen their pace attack further depleted by Wood’s setback.

The Durham quick hurt himself in the field on day four of the defeat at Lord’s, careering into an advertising board attempting to stop a boundary.

He bowled the next day but was advised to stand down for the Headingley Test that begins Wednesday after further assessments in Leeds.

England skipper Joe Root said the arrival of Dawid Malan would bolster a troubled top three.

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“It has been a very challenging summer, we have come across some challenging surfaces as well,” Root said.

“We have to find ways to get better, when you look at batting in Test cricket, it revolves…

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