London, Aug 2 : England fast bowler Mark Wood was ruled out on Friday of the ongoing Ashes series against Australia due to a side strain he picked up during the World Cup final at Lord's.
He hurt his side during the World Cup final, but bowled through the pain to help England lift the trophy, and has also this week undergone surgery for a knee injury.
"As a result of these injuries, he will be unavailable for any cricket for the remainder of the season,” ICC quoted England and Wales Cricket Board as saying.
England suffered a further injury blow on day one of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, with their all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson only able to bowl four overs before leaving the field. He came into the game having not played since June after sustaining a calf injury, and seemed to suffer a recurrence.
However, the record-breaking seamer underwent a light training session on the outfield before play on day two, and his opening bowling partner, Stuart Broad, said Anderson was still hopeful of playing some part in the first Test.
On Day 1 of the ongoing Ashes Test in Birmingham, England fast bowlers restricted Australia to 284 runs. Stuart Broad picked a 5-wicket haul while Chris Woakes took Three wickets as Steve Smith came to Australia's rescue with his 144-run knock.