Stuart Broad said that Mark Wood (above) would play at Trent Bridge if he proves himself fit for the fourth encounter © Getty Images
Stuart Broad said that Mark Wood (above) would play at Trent Bridge if he proves himself fit for the fourth encounter © Getty Images

London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad has backed seamer Mark Wood to replace the injured paceman James Anderson in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge. Australia’s top order needs to be ‘little bit tougher’ to come back in The Ashes 2015: Michael di Venuto

Besides Wood, fast bowlers Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt have been named in the 14-man squad for the match, beginning on Thursday. Stuart Broad desperate to fill in for James Anderson in 4th Test at Nottingham

Wood was ruled out of the third Test at Edgbaston due to ankle injury and was replaced by Steven Finn, who was adjudged as the Player of the Match. Trevor Bayliss calls upon England to keep up Edgbaston effort

Broad said that Wood would play at Trent Bridge if he proves himself fit for the fourth encounter, the BBC reported. Broad also stated that he was a big fan of Wood, adding that he loves how hard the seamer works and enjoys the game. Usman Khawaja reckons any change in Australian team will be harmful

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