[caption id="attachment_792984" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-792984" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Mark-Wood-1.jpg" alt="Mark Wood" width="628" height="355" /> Mark Wood (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mark-wood/">Mark Wood</a> is elated at the Test call-up as a replacement for injured <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/olly-stone">Olly Stone</a> for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">Windies</a> tour and is eagerly looking forward to it. <p></p> <p></p>Stone was hampered by a back stiffness before scans confirmed he the extent of injury that was serious enough for him to be <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-2018-19-injured-olly-stone-out-of-west-indies-tests-792075">ruled out</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"I m over the moon," the 29-year-old was quoted as saying by <em>talkSport</em> on Friday. "Obviously it s not nice for Stoney. I ve been in his position when you get injured and somebody else comes in to replace you, but his loss is my gain." <p></p> <p></p>Wood has played 12 Tests so far since making his debut in 2015 in which he has 30 wickets at 41.73. He is taking inspiration from another fellow Ashington-born and former England international Steve Harmison who collected 23 wickets during the 2004 Test series. <p></p> <p></p>"Hopefully I can go out there and have a positive impact on the team. Harmy set a pretty high standard as a lad from Ashington, so I m going to have to do pretty well to beat him. But I m really looking forward to it," Wood said. <p></p> <p></p>England start the three-Test series as firm favourites on the back of a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka last year. However, Wood feels West Indies will offer a stiff challenge and are not to be taken lightly. <p></p> <p></p>"My first tour was actually to the West Indies with England and everyone was saying we should roll over them it will be 3-0 but we ended up drawing the series 1-1 and they played some pretty good cricket," Wood recalled. <p></p> <p></p>He continued, "They always get up for an England series and it will not be as easy as people think. But I certainly do feel we are favourites with the exciting squad we ve got and the performances we ve just put in in Sri Lanka. It s not easy to win there, so if we can do that I m sure we can win in the West Indies."